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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
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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...
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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
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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...
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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
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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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    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

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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    "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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    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 1 Response Apr 21, 2009

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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
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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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    "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
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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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    "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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    "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
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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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    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...
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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
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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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    "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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    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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    "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...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F Apr 1, 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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