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1emily_dickinson First Message
Edited: Mar 4, 2007, 8:36pm

Welcome to the EmilyDickinson readers Group! Anyone can join, anyone can post!

Please add a Dickinson poem here, if you have one handy!

Or if you have a favorite book by or about Dickinson, give it a mention here. Also most helpful are websites with interesting articles on Dickinson (add a link here) -- for instance, a wonderful essay written in the late 19th century by a childhood friend of ED, whose name was Emily Fowler Ford, see:


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 --

~ Emily Dickinson

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Mar 4, 2007, 11:29pm

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Mar 23, 2008, 11:38pm

I don't know if I would say it is my favorite--I love all the Dickinson books I have--but I do very much like Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson. Has anyone else read it? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Mar 24, 2008, 2:14am

The pedigree of honey
Does not concern the bee;
A clover, any time, to him
Is aristocracy.

Mar 25, 2008, 6:30pm

This one, which captures better than anything I've read the tantalizing and elusive thought process, the problem of trying to synthesize a messy world:

I felt a Cleaving in my Mind —
As if my Brain had split —
I tried to match it — Seam by Seam —
But could not make it fit.

The thought behind, I strove to join
Unto the thought before —
But Sequence ravelled out of Sound
Like Balls — upon a Floor.