Translating Poetry into Pictures – Emily Dickinson’s “Wild nights – Wild nights!”

Minerva by Alex Cherry
Minerva by Alex Cherry

 

 

The artist Shinseungback Kimyonghun’s work, “The God’s Script” (HERE) took a piece of a text and then matched each word from that text with the first image that came up in a Google Images search for that word.   For this I will be translating the text of Emily Dickinson’s poem “Wild nights – Wild nights!” (Full Text)into pictures using the same method.  Much like my previous attempt with Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” (HERE)   Some of the picture results are obvious but some of the pictures left me scratching my head. These search results will obviously change over time resulting in different pictures.  For the links to all the pictures used – https://clisawrite.wordpress.com/links-for-emily-dickinson-poetry-to-images/

Wild nights – Wild nights! (269)
BY EMILY DICKINSON

 

Wild nights – Wild nights!
Were I with thee
Wild nights should be
Our luxury!

 

Futile – the winds –
To a Heart in port –
Done with the Compass –
Done with the Chart!

 

Rowing in Eden –
Ah – the Sea!
Might I but moor – tonight –
In thee!

 

 

Wild
Wild
nights
nights
dash
dash

 

 

 

Were
Were

 

thee
thee

 

should
should

 

be
be

 

our
our

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dash
dash

 

compass
compass
dash
dash

 

 

chart
chart

 

Exclamation Point
Exclamation Point

 

 

dash
dash

 

 

 

Might
Might

 

 

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Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson

 

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