Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

Comments about Emily Dickinson

  • Rookie - 376 Points Vidura Prabhath (6/23/2015 8:33:00 AM)

    Her poems are inspirational.They appeal to the heart

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  • Rookie - 1 Points Johan Kwisthout (5/18/2015 4:49:00 AM)

    Can anyone here help me to a source for the quote If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves contributed to Dickinson (I need a source in order to ask for permission to quote if it it still under copyright, e.g., if it is in the Johnson and Franklin editions, but I have no access to them)

  • Rookie - 0 Points Gordon Inverno Jr. (4/22/2015 10:08:00 AM)

    My favorite: Because I Could Not Stop for Death

  • Rookie - 0 Points Gordon Inverno Jr. (4/22/2015 10:01:00 AM)

    Emily is the Best of the Best! ! ! !

  • Silver Star - 3,852 Points John Richter (4/7/2015 12:43:00 PM)

    Did Dan Reynolds below really offer tips to Emily Dickinson? Dan, she dead bro. More than just that, she is (arguably) the greatest American poet to have ever lived... I'm sure that she would appreciate the pointers. Oh, I'm sorry man - that was just an easy shot. But listen, you should read her biography. I think you'll find her one of the loveliest creatures to have ever lived. It appears that Eric below gets it - During her entire life critics and poetical societies kept her out, saying things a lot like you said... After she died she became the most widely published American poet ever... Guess they were wrong. I wrote a poem about such tragedy, Lost Indifference of a Learned Critic. I had no plans until I saw these remarks. Hope you have a moment to read it. Balash, you are right - that is exactly what she did - along with a few others.

  • Rookie - 17 Points Balash Salamatbakhsh (3/26/2015 9:20:00 PM)

    Emily Dickinson gave a new meaning to poetry. I admire her for her verses shakes my soul.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,016 Points Giorgio Veneto (1/6/2015 1:50:00 PM)

    The semi-antique colonial English language used by Emily causes the experienced reader to slow his pace while reading her poetry. I love her style. She is laconic and she is spiritual and feminine.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,016 Points Giorgio Veneto (1/6/2015 1:46:00 PM)

    The semi-antique colonial English language used by Emily causes the experienced reader to slow his pace while reading her poetry. I love her style. She is laconic and she is spiritual and feminine.

  • Silver Star - 7,657 Points Eric Ericson (11/26/2014 8:07:00 AM)

    unnoticed in your day -
    behind your wall or in your garden fair -
    your bloom - unwanted -
    falling to us to enjoy

  • Rookie - 9 Points Srimayee Ganguly (10/7/2014 12:36:00 PM)

    Her language is mesmerizing, haunting, irresistibly charming- a pure genius.

Best Poem of Emily Dickinson

Hope' Is The Thing With Feathers

'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 heard it in the chillest land—
And on the strangest Sea—
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb—of Me.

Read the full of Hope' Is The Thing With Feathers

Ah, Teneriffe!

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Ah, Teneriffe!
Retreating Mountain!
Purples of Ages—pause for you—
Sunset—reviews her Sapphire Regiment—
Day—drops you her Red Adieu!

Still—Clad in your Mail of ices—

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