September 8, 2008

I'm Nobody! Who are you?
Are you - Nobody - too?
Then there's a pair of us?
Don't tell! they'd advertise - you know!

How dreary - to be - Somebody!
How public - like a Frog -
To tell one's name - the livelong June -
To an admiring Bog!

~Emily Dickinson, #260

1 comment:

fröken lila said...

i have never read this poem before or heard of emily dickinson, but i am quite sure that jim jarmusch has. the more i look around, the more weird interconnections surrounding my favourite movie of all times, "Dead Man", i find. there is a mister dickinson in the movie, and an indian called nobody. the mister dickinson owns a factory called dickinson metalworks, and i always wondered if that was connected to bruce dickinson from iron maiden, but this poem seems so much more like it. i will have to do a post about this movie in my blog some time.

i do like your blog, and will link to it from mine now. and if you like mine as well, i'd be so glad if you'd like to link to me as well...