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Emily Dickinson
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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
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The abdication of Belief Makes the Behavior small- Better an ignis fatuus Than no illume at all. Emily Dickinson
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Other Courtesies have been - Other Courtesy may be - We commend ourselves to thee Paragon of Chivalry. Emily Dickinson
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Home is the definition of God. Emily Dickinson
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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
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A Deed knocks first at Thought And then - it knocks at Will - That is the manufacturing spot. Emily Dickinson
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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
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No ladder needs the bird but skies To situate its wings, Nor any leaders grim baton Arraigns it as it sings. Emily Dickinson
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Suspense-is Hostiler than Death-Death- tho soever Broad, Is just Death, and cannot increase- Suspense-does not conclude-. Emily Dickinson
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... 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
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For each ecstatic instant We must an anguish pay In keen and quivering ratio To the ecstasy. Emily Dickinson
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Beauty crowds me till I die. Emily Dickinson
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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
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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
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Hope is a thing with feathers Emily Dickinson
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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
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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
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SOME Days retired from the rest In soft distinction lie, The Day that a companion came- Or was obliged to die. Emily Dickinson
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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
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How dreary - to be - Somebody! How public - like a Frog - To tell one's name - the livelong June - To an admiring Bog! Emily Dickinson
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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
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I have an appetite for silence. Emily Dickinson
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The Heart wants what it wants - or else it does not care Emily Dickinson
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THE soul should always stand ajar, That if the heaven inquire, He will not be obliged to wait, Or shy of troubling her. Depart, before the host has slid The bolt upon the door, To seek for the accomplished guest, - Her visitor no more. Emily Dickinson
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MY river runs to thee: Blue sea, wilt welcome me? My river waits reply. Oh sea, look graciously! I 'll fetch thee brooks From spotted nooks,- Say, sea, Take me! Emily Dickinson
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The only secret people keep is immortality. Emily Dickinson
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Unable are the Loved to die For Love is Immortality, Nay, it is Deity - Unable they that love - to die For Love reforms Vitality Into Divinity. Emily Dickinson
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Anger as soon as fed is dead - 'Tis starving makes it fat. Emily Dickinson
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We turn not older with years, but newer every day. Emily Dickinson
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There's a certain Slant of light, Winter Afternoons- That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral Tunes- Emily Dickinson
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All things do go a-courting, In earth, or sea, or air, God hath made nothing single But thee in His world so fair. Emily Dickinson
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Belshazzar had a letter, - He never had but one; Belshazzar's correspondence Concluded and begun In that immortal copy The conscience of us all Can read without its glasses On revelation's wall. Emily Dickinson
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I SEE thee better in the dark, I do not need a light. The love of thee a prism be Excelling violet. I see thee better for the years That hunch themselves between, The miner's lamp sufficient be To nullify the mine. And in the grave I see thee best- Its little panels be A-glow, all ruddy with the light I held so high for thee! What need of day to those whose dark Hath so surpassing sun, It seem it be continually At the meridian? Emily Dickinson
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Nods from the Gilded pointers - Nods from the Seconds slim - Decades of Arrogance between The Dial life - And Him - Emily Dickinson
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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
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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
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A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day. Emily Dickinson
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Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell. Emily Dickinson
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Take all away from me, but leave me Ecstasy, And I am richer then than all my Fellow Men Emily Dickinson
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Dreams are the subtle Dower That make us rich an Hour - Then fling us poor Out of the purple door. Emily Dickinson
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Superiority to Fate Is difficult to gain 'Tis not conferred of Any But possible to earn. Emily Dickinson
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The Spider as an Artist Has never been employed - Though his surpassing Merit Is freely certified. Emily Dickinson
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Suspense - is Hostiler than Death - Death - tho'soever Broad, Is just Death, and cannot increase - Suspense - does not conclude Emily Dickinson
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The Past is such a curious Creature To look her in the Face A Transport may receipt us Or a Disgrace Emily Dickinson
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The Things that never can come back, are several - Childhood - some forms of Hope - the Dead - Though Joys - like Men - may sometimes make a Journey - And still abide Emily Dickinson
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The words the happy say Are paltry melody But those the silent feel Are beautiful Emily Dickinson
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I measure every Grief I meet With narrow, probing Eyes - I wonder if It weighs like Mine - Or has an Easier size. Emily Dickinson
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Beauty is not the cause of something, it is what it is. Emily Dickinson
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PHOSPHORESCENCE. Now there's a word to lift your hat to... to find that phosphorescence, that light within, that's the genius behind poetry. Emily Dickinson
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Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them. Emily Dickinson
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in this short life that only lasts ah hour how much-how little-is within our power. Emily Dickinson
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Forever - is composed of Nows- 'Tis not a different time... Let Months dissolve in further Months- And Years - exhale in Years... Emily Dickinson
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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
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I started early, took my dog, And visited the sea; The mermaids in the basement Came out to look at me Emily Dickinson
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Knew I how to pray, to intercede for your [broken] Foot were intuitive - but I am but a Pagan. Emily Dickinson
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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
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I stepped from Plank to Plank A slow and cautious way Emily Dickinson
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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
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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
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If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry. Emily Dickinson
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Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned. Emily Dickinson
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Where thou art, that is home. Emily Dickinson
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An altered look about the hills; A Tyrian light the village fills; A wider sunrise in the dawn; A deeper twilight on the lawn; A print of a vermilion foot; A purple finger on the slope; A flippant fly upon the pane; A spider at his trade again; An added strut in chanticleer; A flower expected everywhere ... Emily Dickinson
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March is the month of expectation, The things we do not know, The Persons of Prognostication Are coming now. We try to sham becoming firmness, But pompous joy Betrays us, as his first betrothal Betrays a boy. Emily Dickinson
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Angels in the early morning may be seen the dews among. Stooping, plucking, smiling, flying. Do the buds to them belong? Emily Dickinson
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To be alive is power; existence in itself; without a further function; omnipotence. Emily Dickinson
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A dim capacity for wings demeans the dress I wear. Emily Dickinson
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The last of Summer is Delight - Deterred by Retrospect. 'Tis Ecstasy's revealed Review - Enchantment's Syndicate. To meet it - nameless as it is - Without celestial Mail - Audacious as without a Knock To walk within the Veil. Emily Dickinson
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You remember my ideal cat has always a huge rat in its mouth, just going out of sight - though going out of sight in itself has a peculiar pleasure. Emily Dickinson
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I dwell in possibilities . Emily Dickinson
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