I Love Emily Dickinson's Poetry

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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
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    Jan 10, 2014

    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

    He ate and drank the precious words His spirit

    grew robust He knew no more that he was poor, Nor that his frame was dust He danced along the dingy days And this bequest of wings Was but a book. What liberty A loosened spirit brings! I typed this from memory I think it is right but I am not sure. This is my favorite poem...
    Countrybae Countrybae
    18-21, F
    Apr 25, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Em

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 10, 2008

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 21, 2009

    My Fav

    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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