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Emily Dickinson
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The words the happy say Are paltry melody But those the silent feel Are beautiful Emily Dickinson

I measure every Grief I meet With narrow, probing Eyes - I wonder if It weighs like Mine - Or has an Easier size. Emily Dickinson

THE BLUNDER is to estimate,- Eternity is Then, We say, as of a station. Meanwhile he is so near, He joins me in my ramble, Divides abode with me, No friend have I that so persists As this Eternity. Emily Dickinson

SOME Days retired from the rest In soft distinction lie, The Day that a companion came- Or was obliged to die. Emily Dickinson

THE FACE we choose to miss, Be it but for a day- As absent as a hundred years When it has rode away. Emily Dickinson

How dreary - to be - Somebody! How public - like a Frog - To tell one's name - the livelong June - To an admiring Bog! Emily Dickinson

Some keep the Sabbath going to Church - I keep it, staying at Home- With a Bobolink for a Chorister - And an Orchard, for a Dome- Emily Dickinson

Affection is like bread, unnoticed till we starve, and then we dream of it, and sing of it, and paint it, when every urchin in the street has more than he can eat. Emily Dickinson

Nods from the Gilded pointers - Nods from the Seconds slim - Decades of Arrogance between The Dial life - And Him - Emily Dickinson

Heaven is so far of the Mind That were the Mind dissolved - The Site -of it -by Architect Could not again be proved - Emily Dickinson

This is my letter to the world That never wrote to me Emily Dickinson

The dearest ones of time, the strongest friends of the soul-BOOKS. 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 be blind- Emily Dickinson

My business is circumference. Emily Dickinson

Forever is composed of Nows? 'Tis not a different time? Except for Infiniteness? And Latitude of Home Emily Dickinson

A shady friend for torrid days Is easier to find Than one of higher temperature For frigid hour of mind. Emily Dickinson

The sweets of pillage can be known To no one but the thief, Compassion for integrity Is his divinest grief. Emily Dickinson

Till it has loved, no man or woman can become itself. Emily Dickinson

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough. Emily Dickinson

That it will never come again is what makes life sweet. Emily Dickinson

For love is immortality. Emily Dickinson

Is Bliss then, such Abyss, I must not put my foot amiss For fear I spoil my shoe? I'd rather suit my foot Than save my Boot - For yet to buy another Pair is possible, At any store - But Bliss, is sold just once. The Patent lost None buy it any more - Emily Dickinson

The bustle in a house The morning after death Is solemnest of industries Enacted upon earth,- The sweeping up the heart, And putting love away We shall not want to use again Until eternity Emily Dickinson

She dealt her pretty words like Blades - How glittering they shone - And every One unbared a Nerve Or wantoned with a Bone - She never deemed - she hurt - That - is not Steel's Affair - A vulgar grimace in the Flesh - How ill the Creatures bear - To Ache is human - not polite - The Film upon the eye Mortality's old Custom - Just locking up - to Die. Emily Dickinson

Anger as soon as fed is dead- 'Tis starving makes it fat. Emily Dickinson

A Light exists in Spring Not present on the Year At any other period - When March is scarcely here A Color stands abroad On Solitary Fields That Science cannot overtake But Human Nature feels. It waits upon the Lawn, It shows the furthest Tree Upon the furthest Slope you know It almost speaks to you. Then as Horizons step Or Noons report away Without the Formula of sound It passes and we stay - A quality of loss Affecting our Content As Trade had suddenly encroached Upon a Sacrament. Emily Dickinson

Drab Habitation of Whom? Tabernacle or Tomb - or Dome of Worm - or Porch of Gnome - or some Elf's Catacomb? Emily Dickinson

The morns are meeker than they were, The nuts are getting brown; The berry's cheek is plumper, The rose is out of town. The maple wears a gayer scarf, The field a scarlet gown. Lest I should be old-fashioned, I'll put a trinket on. Emily Dickinson

Of Consciousness, her awful Mate. The Soul cannot be rid - as easy the secreting her behind the Eyes of God. Emily Dickinson

My life closed twice before its close; It yet remains to see If Immortality unveil A third event to me, So huge, so hopeless to conceive, As these that twice befell. Parting is all we know of heaven, And all we need of hell. Emily Dickinson

Publication - is the auction of the mind... Emily Dickinson

Heaven is so far of the mind that were the mind dissolved - the site of it by architect could not again be proved. Emily Dickinson

God is indeed a jealous God. He cannot bear to see, that we had rather not with him, but with each other play. Emily Dickinson

I had no monarch in my life, and cannot rule myself; and when I try to organize, my little force explodes and leaves me bare and charred. Emily Dickinson

The abdication of Belief Makes the Behavior small- Better an ignis fatuus Than no illume at all. Emily Dickinson

Other Courtesies have been - Other Courtesy may be - We commend ourselves to thee Paragon of Chivalry. Emily Dickinson

Home is the definition of God. Emily Dickinson

I think of love, and you, and my heart grows full and warm, and my breath stands still... I can feel a sunshine stealing into my soul and making it all summer, and every thorn, a rose. Emily Dickinson

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few. Emily Dickinson

A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day. Emily Dickinson

Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell. Emily Dickinson

A Deed knocks first at Thought And then - it knocks at Will - That is the manufacturing spot. Emily Dickinson

To fight aloud, is very brave- But gallanter, I know Who charge within the bosom The Cavalry of Wo- Who win, and nations do not see- Who fall - and none observe - Whose dying eyes, no Country Regards with patriot love- We trust, in plumed procession For such, the Angels go- Rank after Rank, with even feet- And Uniforms of Snow. Emily Dickinson

No ladder needs the bird but skies To situate its wings, Nor any leaders grim baton Arraigns it as it sings. Emily Dickinson

Suspense-is Hostiler than Death-Death- tho soever Broad, Is just Death, and cannot increase- Suspense-does not conclude-. Emily Dickinson

... And then I heard them lift a box, And creak across my soul With those same boots of lead, again, Then space began to toll. Emily Dickinson

For each ecstatic instant We must an anguish pay In keen and quivering ratio To the ecstasy. Emily Dickinson

Beauty crowds me till I die. Emily Dickinson

Knew I how to pray, to intercede for your [broken] Foot were intuitive - but I am but a Pagan. Emily Dickinson

The world allured me & in an unguarded moment I listened to her siren voice. From that moment I seemed to lose interest in heavenly things. Friends reasoned with me & told me of the danger I was in. I felt my danger & was alarmed, but I had rambled too far to return & ever since my heart has been growing harder. Emily Dickinson

I stepped from Plank to Plank A slow and cautious way Emily Dickinson

If I can stop one heart from breaking..." 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

I started early, took my dog, And visited the sea; The mermaids in the basement Came out to look at me Emily Dickinson

PRESENTIMENT is that long shadow on the lawn Indicative that suns go down; The notice to the startled grass That darkness is about to pass. Emily Dickinson

Forever - is composed of Nows- 'Tis not a different time... Let Months dissolve in further Months- And Years - exhale in Years... Emily Dickinson

Enough is so vast a sweetness I suppose it never occurs. Emily Dickinson

Speech is one symptom of affection; and silence one; the perfect communication is heard of none. Emily Dickinson

Heart, we will forget him! You and I, to-night! You may forget the warmth he gave, I will forget the light. When you have done, pray tell me, That I my thoughts may dim; Haste! lest while you're lagging, I may remember him! Emily Dickinson

A Letter always seemed to me like Immortality, for is it not the Mind alone, without corporeal friend? Emily Dickinson

Sweet Skepticism of the Heart That knows and does not know And tosses like a Fleet of Balm Affronted by the snow. Emily Dickinson

A precious, mouldering pleasure 't is, to meet an antique book, In just the dress his century wore; A privilege I think. Emily Dickinson

The soul selects her own society, Then shuts the door; On her divine majority Obtrude no more. Emily Dickinson

'Arcturus' is his other name- I'd rather call him 'Star.' It's very mean of Science To go and interfere! Emily Dickinson

The heart asks pleasure first, And then, excuse from pain; And then, those little anodynes That deaden suffering; And then, to go to sleep; And then, if it should be The will of its Inquisitor, The liberty to die. Emily Dickinson

Forever is comprised of nows. Emily Dickinson

It is essential to the sanity of mankind that each one should think the other crazy - a condition with which the cynicism of human nature so cordially complies, one could wish it were a concurrence upon a subject more noble. Emily Dickinson

Nothing is the force that renovates the World. Emily Dickinson

You ask of my companions. Hills, sir, and the sundown, and a dog as large as myself that my father bought me. They are better than human beings, because they know but do not tell. Emily Dickinson

Death is the supple Suitor That wins at last - It is a stealthy Wooing Conducted first By pallid innuendoes And dim approach But brave at last with Bugles. Emily Dickinson

Safe Despair it is that raves - Agony is frugal. Puts itself severe away For its own perusal. Emily Dickinson



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