Poems by Emily Dickinson
447 Installments—Entirely free
From the seclusion of her modest New England home, the Belle of Amherst wrote hundreds of poems that perplex and delight readers to this day. As unusual as their creator, Dickinson's poems remained largely unpublished during her lifetime. Playful, somber, lyrical—these pieces have a mysterious and organic beauty all their own.
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Retiring, quiet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) hardly ever left the sanctuary of her home in Amherst, Massachusetts. And yet, this delicate outward appearance concealed a fiery creative spirit that was hard at work throughout her life. Although she published only a few pieces during her lifetime, a vast collection of her previously-unpublished poems, long hidden in a trunk, was at last discovered after Dickinson's death in the late 1800s. The poems, when brought to light, revealed an entirely unique and challenging artistry that no one had previously thought possible of Dickinson. Read as a full body of work, hers is poetry that simply refuses to fit any conventional expectations or easy logic, instead redefining the art itself through her clear and insistent voice.Back to top
Opening Lines (Experimental)
The Wardrobe, of our Lord!
At Supper of "the Lamb."
Bound to opposing lands.
Justified, through Calvaries, of ...
Reviewed by Roos on Feb 11, 2012
Love all Emily's poems...cool, dark intense...:)
Reviewed by hawkinsond on Nov 10, 2011
You have to give her credit . . .
for observing everything in her garden and in the trees and in the light and in her sock drawer, and yet she never went poor. Damn lucky, I say. She'd never survive today. The republicans would drag her off the front yard and make her sweep the streets.
Reviewed by Belleryan on Jun 8, 2011
Poems by Emily dickinson
Reviewed by dreamdust on Oct 28, 2010
A joy to wake-up to each morning, good for your soul.
Reviewed by amandafagan on Nov 12, 2008
What a bummer! This is the version in which Todd and Higginson have edited Dickinson's dashes out and replaced them with commas. I am disappointed and am unsubscribing to this one.
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