Category Archives: Dickinson Emily

In this short Life by Emily Dickinson

In this short Life that only lasts an hour How much – how little – is within our power Emily Dickinson 1830-1886

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A Slash of Blue by Emily Dickinson

A slash of Blue – A sweep of Gray – Some scarlet patches on the way, Compose an Evening Sky – A little purple – slipped between Some Ruby Trousers hurried on – A Wave of Gold – A Bank … Continue reading

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This is the land the Sunset washes by Emily Dickinson

This is the land the Sunset washes These are the Banks of the Yellow Sea Where it rose or whither it rushes These are the Western Mystery! Night after Night Her purple traffic Strews the landing with Opal Bales Merchantmen … Continue reading

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Letter to the World by Emily Dickinson

This is my letter to the World That never wrote to Me The simple News that Nature told With tender Majesty Her Message is committed To Hands I cannot see For love of Her Sweet countrymen Judge tenderly of Me … Continue reading

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I would not paint a picture by Emily Dickinson

I would not paint — a picture — I’d rather be the One It’s bright impossibility To dwell — delicious — on — And wonder how the fingers feel Whose rare — celestial — stir — Evokes so sweet a … Continue reading

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Tell all the truth but tell it slant by Emily Dickinson

Tell all the truth but tell it slant — Success in Circuit lies Too bright for our infirm Delight The Truth’s superb surprise As Lightning to the Children eased With explanation kind The Truth must dazzle gradually Or every man … Continue reading

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We grow accustomed to the Dark by Emily Dickinson

We grow accustomed to the Dark – When Light is put away – As when the Neighbour holds the Lamp To witness her Good bye – A Moment – We uncertain step For newness of the night – Then fit … Continue reading

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