sing it, emily dickinson

you can sing all of emily dickinson’s poems to the tune of the theme from “gilligan’s island”. did you know that?

my former students do. most of them were forced to hear me sing “because i could not stop for death” or some such thing.

you can also sing her poems to the tune of “the yellow rose of texas”.

and now i learn, thanks to a comment on a gawker story, that you can also sing emily dickinson songs to the tune of “the battle hymn of the republic”.

aren’t the internets a wonderful place? how did we ever get along without them? remember, knowledge is power, grasshopper.

denise ousley, my former student who clued me into the “gilligan’s island” tidbit originally, would be thrilled at this news.