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I Love Emily Dickinson's Poetry

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    Yeah, she was one crazy *****! Lol But she was the one who basically started self-reflective poetry. Think about it. She knew what she was talking about, but she was in love with Thoreau....hmmm...strange lives.
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2008

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    Because I could not stop for Death— He kindly stopped for me— The Carriage held but just Ourselves— And Immortality. We slowly drove—He knew no haste And I had put away My labor and my leisure too, For His Civility— We passed the School...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 7 Responses Dec 13, 2009

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    Beautiful Poet

    its beautifully haunting and self-destructive, i think she is pure genius, it is so morbid, so real.
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 10, 2008

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    My Favorite.

    I'm nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody, too? Then there's a pair of us - don't tell! They'd banish us, you know! How dreary to be somebody! How public like a frog To tell one's name the livelong day To an admiring bog!   I first read this as a teen, and...
    lastleafoffall lastleafoffall 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2009

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    "Death Is A Dialogue" - Emily Dickinson

    "DEATH is a dialogue between The spirit and the dust." "Dissolve,” says Death. The Spirit, “Sir, I have another trust.” "Death doubts it, argues from the ground. The Spirit turns away, Just laying off, for evidence, An overcoat of clay." - Emily Dickinson...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F Mar 27, 2013

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    "So Small A Flower" - Emily Dickinson

    "We should not mind so small a flower, Except it quiet bring Our little garden that we lost Back to the lawn again. So spicy her Carnations red, So drunken reel her Bees, So silver steal a hundred Flutes From out a hundred trees, That whoso sees this little flower, By...
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    "I Measure Every Grief" - Emily Dickinson

    "I measure every grief I meet With analytic eyes; I wonder if it weighs like mine, Or has an easier size. I wonder if they bore it long, Or did it just begin? I could not tell the date of mine, It feels so old a pain. I wonder if it hurts to live, And if they have to try, And...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    "On This Long Storm The Rainbow Rose" - Emily Dickinson

    "ON this long storm the rainbow rose, On this late morn the sun; The clouds, like listless elephants, Horizons straggled down. The birds rose smiling in their nests, The gales indeed were done; Alas! how heedless were the eyes On whom the summer shone! The quiet...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F Mar 26, 2013

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    "I Shall Not Live In Vain" - Emily Dickinson

    If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain. - Emily Dickinson
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F Mar 21, 2013

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    "A Route Of Evanescence" - Emily Dickinson

    "A Route of Evanescence, With a revolving Wheel – A Resonance of Emerald A Rush of Cochineal – And every Blossom on the Bush Adjusts it’s tumbled Head – The Mail from Tunis – probably, An easy Morning’s Ride –" - Emily Dickinson
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F Mar 24, 2013

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    "Much Madness"

    "Much madness is divinest sense To a discerning eye; Much sense the starkest madness. ’T is the majority In this, as all, prevails. Assent, and you are sane; Demur,—you ’re straightway dangerous, And handled with a chain." - Emily Dickinson
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F Mar 29, 2013

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    "The Butterfly Obtains" - Emily Dickinson

    "The Butterfly obtains But little sympathy, Though favorably mentioned In Entomology. Because he travels freely And wears a proper coat, The circumspect are certain That he is dissolute. Had he the homely scutcheon of modest Industry, ’T were fitter...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F Apr 1, 2013

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    "A Coffin" - Emily Dickinson

    "A Coffin—is a small Domain, Yet able to contain A Citizen of Paradise In it diminished Plane. A Grave—is a restricted Breadth— Yet ampler than the Sun— And all the Seas He populates And Lands He looks upon To Him who on its small Repose Bestows a single Friend...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2013

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    "A Cloud Withdrew From The Sky" - Emily Dickinson

    "A Cloud withdrew from the Sky Superior Glory be But that Cloud and its Auxiliaries Are forever lost to me Had I but further scanned Had I secured the Glow In an Hermetic Memory It had availed me now. Never to pass the Angel With a glance and a Bow Till I am firm in Heaven Is...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F Apr 3, 2013

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    "A Long Sleep" - Emily Dickinson

    "A LONG, long sleep, a famous sleep That makes no show for dawn By stretch of limb or stir of lid,— An independent one. Was ever idleness like this? Within a hut of stone To bask the centuries away Nor once look up for noon?" - Emily Dickinson
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F Mar 27, 2013

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    "My Garden" - Emily Dickinson

    "I Have not told my garden yet, Lest that should conquer me; I have not quite the strength now To break it to the bee. I will not name it in the street, For shops would stare, that I, So shy, so very ignorant, Should have the face to die. The hillsides must not know it...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F Mar 26, 2013

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    "Will There Be A Morning" - Emily Dickinson

    "WILL there really be a morning? Is there such a thing as day? Could I see it from the mountains If I were as tall as they? Has it feet like water-lilies? Has it feathers like a bird? Is it brought from famous countries Of which I have never heard? Oh, some scholar! Oh...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F Mar 26, 2013

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    There's So Much To Dickinson!

    Like a lot of other people, I was forced to read Emily Dickinson's poetry early on in school before I was old enough to get into it and see that it wasn't as simple as it looks. I never liked her work until I was in graduate school, when I took a class taught by a Dickinson...
    SomethingLikeALady SomethingLikeALady 41-45, F Sep 22, 2013

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    "God Gave A Loaf" - Emily Dickinson

    "God gave a loaf to every bird, But just a crumb to me; I dare not eat it, though I starve,-- My poignant luxury To own it, touch it, prove the feat That made the pellet mine,-- Too happy in my sparrow chance For ampler coveting. It might be famine all around, I could not miss...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F Mar 29, 2013

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    "Heavenly Father" - Emily Dickinson

    “Heavenly Father,” take to thee The supreme iniquity, Fashioned by thy candid hand In a moment contraband. Though to trust us seem to us More respectful—“we are dust.” We apologize to Thee For Thine own Duplicity." - Emily Dickinson
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F Apr 1, 2013

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    "Exhilaration Is The Breeze" - Emily Dickinson

    "Exhilaration is the Breeze That lifts us from the ground, And leaves us in another place Whose statement is not found; Returns us not, but after time We soberly descend, A little newer for the term Upon enchanted ground." - Emily Dickinson
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F Mar 31, 2013

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    "Hope" - Emily Dickinson

    “Hope” is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all - And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard - And sore must be the storm - That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm - I’ve...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F Mar 24, 2013

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    "The Stars Are Old" - Emily Dickinson

    "The stars are old, that stood for me— The West a little worn, Yet newer glows the only Gold I ever cared to earn— Presuming on that lone result Her infinite disdain, But vanquished her with my defeat, ’T was Victory was slain." - Emily Dickinson
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F Apr 3, 2013

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    "Remember Me" - Emily Dickinson

    “Remember me,” implored the Thief— Oh magnanimity! “My Visitor in Paradise I give thee Guaranty.” That courtesy will fair remain, When the delight is dust, With which we cite this mightiest case Of compensated Trust. Of All, we are allowed to hope, But...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F Apr 1, 2013

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    "A Clock Stopped" - Emily Dickinson

    "A clock stopped -- not the mantel's Geneva's farthest skill Can't put the puppet bowing That just now dangled still. An awe came on the trinket! The figures hunched with pain, Then quivered out of decimals Into degreeless noon. It will not stir for doctors, This pendulum of...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F Apr 5, 2013

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    Hope Is A Thing With Feathers

    And I have had a funeral in m brain My daughter is named Emily because this is what my wife talked abou the night we met. Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And...
    thykermit thykermit 46-50, M Dec 28, 2012

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    "The Right To Perish" - Emily Dickinson

    "The right to perish might be thought An undisputed right, Attempt it, and the Universe upon the opposite Will concentrate its officers— You cannot even die, But Nature and Mankind must pause To pay you scrutiny." - Emily Dickinson
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F Mar 31, 2013

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    "Could Not Stop Death" - Emily Dickinson

    "Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality" - Emily Dickinson
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F Mar 29, 2013

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    Love It,it My Brains Drug of Choice

    she had a personality of her own,that`s for shure."i died for beauty" really? but ,to think the world might not have ever heard of her.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Mar 15, 2009

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    See Username

    I love to make usernames from Dickinson phrases. Dickinson has definitely been hugely influential on me as a writer.
    rowingineden rowingineden 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2010

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    Best Reason For Love Ever..!!

    "Why do I love" You, Sir? Because— The Wind does not require the Grass To answer—Wherefore when He pass She cannot keep Her place. Because He knows—and Do not You— And We know not— Enough for Us The Wisdom it be so— The Lightning—never asked an Eye Wherefore it...
    ritu91 ritu91 22-25, F Oct 13, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Hey, for those of you who like dark poetry and art it would be great if you checked out my work and told me what you think. http://laila12345.deviantart.com/gallery/
    Theworldismyhell Theworldismyhell 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    If life is a question mark What if all we have ever wanted isn't hiding in some secret and far away dream but inside of us now as we breathe one another and find...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Really don't care is absolutely great. It's one of her best vids, and it's important, very important to me, to the LGBT community. The straights, or easily who doesn't care much...
    Ary33713 Ary33713 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    It's only because I love her and can't let go, she still loves me and same do I but her mom doesn't like me and I've spiralled into depression and not a day go's by where I don't...
    Hotdudez78 Hotdudez78 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    I really loved him and now it's just falling apart completely. Help?
    skylarsanchez skylarsanchez 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    White lips, pale face Breathing in snowflakes Burnt lungs, sour taste Light's gone, day's end Struggling to pay rent Long nights, strange men And they say She's in the Class A...
    Princessinmind Princessinmind 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    You were born together, and together you shall be forever more. You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. Aye, you shall be together even in the...
    RickiChickie RickiChickie 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    So a year ago and a few months, I started a new job and I met this amazing woman. I started off as a straight woman but I fell for her shortly after I met her. I was scared at...
    Broadwaygirl17 Broadwaygirl17 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    It's destroying me in a way I could have never imagined.. But I love him.
    ShallowPink ShallowPink 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    If love is beautiful then why is it painful? It's not a virtue I suppose then.
    prajaya123 prajaya123 18-21, M Jul 11

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    About a year ago my best friend got cheated on and dumped by her boyfriend, and was left upset and hurt. About a month later, the same thing happened to me, when I des covered my...
    aldream221 aldream221 31-35, M Jul 11

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    Honestly I am the type of guy who would look at a girl and judge her within the first second, normally i go on looks like most guys i know but looks aren't everything. Girls take...
    DatRandomGinger DatRandomGinger 16-17, M Jul 12

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    Oh yeah,big time.Looks do play a part,but when you add an extraordinary personality to a face,he/she becomes more than what the eye can see.As for the girls who are looking for...
    McKnight94 McKnight94 18-21, M Jul 12

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    It's just the perfect size. Not big but not flat either. I just want to stuff my face in it! I would eat it out if she'd let me. I don't give a poop if it's "morally wrong" with...
    Oppositioner Oppositioner 18-21, M Jul 12

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    I'm being completely honest here - to consider someone as a romantic interest I want to think they are the least bit cute. But in the end, when I fall in love with someone, it's...
    jasenamigala jasenamigala 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I fell in love with a beautiful girl and what made it worse was that we became such close friends with each other in such a short space of time, because normally with me it takes...
    dstarbuck dstarbuck 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I fell in love with a man who is twice my age and is married and has 5 kids total. 1 is from a previous marriage, 4 is from the current marriage. I know he sounds like a bad guy...
    iloveuox iloveuox 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Falling in love sucks. It destroys me every day because I fell in love with the wrong person and don't have the guts to tell them
    Britt199b Britt199b 16-17, F Jul 15

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    It’s hard to wait around for something you know might never happen, but it’s even harder to give up when it’s everything you want. When you are in love and you get hurt, it...
    joyevaa joyevaa 31-35, F Jul 16