LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of I Stepped from Plank to Plank by Emily Dickinson(1830-1886). This was the Weekly Poetry project for Aug 21st to Aug 28th, 2011.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. Thought of as an eccentric by the locals, she became known for her penchant for white clothing and her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, even leave her room. Most of her friendships were therefore carried out by correspondence.( Summary by Wikipedia)
http://www.archive.org/download/planktoplank_1108_librivox/planktoplank_dickinson_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=50s (mp3@64kb)
I Stepped from Plank to Plank
I stepped from plank to plank
So slow and cautiously;
The stars about my head I felt,
About my feet the sea.
I knew not but the next
Would be my final inch,—
This gave me that precarious gait
Some call experience.
This week’s poem can be found here.