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Emily Dickinson
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The dandelion's pallid tube Astonishes the grass, And winter instantly becomes An infinite alas. Emily Dickinson

If fame belonged to me, I could not escape her; if she did not, the longest day would pass me on the chase, and the approbation of my dog would forsake me. Emily Dickinson

I'm Nobody! Who are you? Are you - Nobody - Too? Emily Dickinson

I dwell in Possibility A fairer house than Prose More numerous of Windows Superior - for Doors. Emily Dickinson

One need not be a Chamber - to be Haunted- One need not be a House- The Brain - has Corridors - surpassing Material Place- Far safer, of a Midnight - meeting External Ghost- Than an Interior - Confronting- That cooler - Host. Far safer, through an Abbey - gallop- The Stones a'chase- Than Moonless - One's A'self encounter- In lonesome place- Ourself - behind ourself - Concealed- Should startle - most.... Emily Dickinson

The pedigree of honey does not concern the bee; A clover, any time, to him is aristocracy. Emily Dickinson

I wonder if it hurts to live, And if they have to try, And whether, could they choose between, They would not rather die. Emily Dickinson

Witchcraft was hung, in History, But History and I Find all the Witchcraft that we need Around us, every Day - Emily Dickinson

I dwell in Possibility A fairer House than Prose More numerous of Windows Superior - for Doors - Of Chambers as the Cedars Impregnable of Eye And for an Everlasting Roof The Gambrels of the Sky Of Visitors-the fairest For Occupation - This - The spreading wide my narrow Hands To gather Paradise Emily Dickinson

We meet no Stranger, but Ourself. Emily Dickinson

Write me of hope and love, and hearts that endured. Emily Dickinson

Longing, it may be, is the gift no other gift supplies. Emily Dickinson

The power to console is not within corporeal reach - though its attempt is precious. Emily Dickinson

I think Heaven will not be as good as earth, unless it bring with it that sweet power to remember, which is the staple of Heaven here. Emily Dickinson

How softly summer shuts, without the creaking of a door ... Emily Dickinson

The things of which we want the proof are those we know the best. 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

I'll tell you how the sun rose a ribbon at a time. Emily Dickinson

Silence is all we dread. There's Ransom in a Voice - But Silence is Infinity. 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

THAT such have died enables us The tranquiller to die; That such have lived, certificate For immortality. Emily Dickinson

THE DISTANCE that the dead have gone Does not at first appear; Their coming back seems possible For many an ardent year. And then, that we have followed them We more than half suspect, So intimate have we become With their dear retrospect. Emily Dickinson

SO proud she was to die It made us all ashamed That what we cherished, so unknown To her desire seemed. So satisfied to go Where none of us should be, Immediately, that anguish stooped Almost to jealousy. Emily Dickinson

I died for Beauty - but was scarce Adjusted in the Tomb, When One who died for Truth, was lain In an adjoining Room - He questioned softly Why I failed? For Beauty, I replied. And I - for Truth, - Themself are One - We Brethren, are, He said - Emily Dickinson

Because I could not stop for Death - He kindly stopped for me - The Carriage held but just Ourselves - And Immortality. We slowly drove - He knew no haste And I had put away My labor and my leisure too, For His Civility - Emily Dickinson

My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun - In Corners - till a Day The Owner passed - identified - And carried Me away - And now We roam in Sovereign Woods - And now We hunt the Doe - And every time I speak for Him - The Mountains straight reply - Emily Dickinson

We outgrow love, like other things And put it in the Drawer - Till it an Antique fashion shows - Like Costumes Grandsires wore. 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

This is the Hour of Lead - Remembered, if outlived, As Freezing persons, recollect the Snow - First -Chill -then Stupor -then the letting go -. Emily Dickinson

If I shouldn't be alive When the robins come, Give the one in red cravat A memorial crumb. Emily Dickinson

The Soul unto itself Is an imperial friend - Or the most agonizing Spy - An Enemy -could send -. Emily Dickinson

We outgrow love like other things and put it in a drawer, till it an antique fashion shows like costumes grandsires wore. Emily Dickinson

I tasted life. Emily Dickinson

Judge tenderly of me. Emily Dickinson

You ask of my companions. Hills, sir, and the sundown, and a dog as large as myself. Emily Dickinson

Fame is a fickle food Upon a shifting plate, Whose table once a Guest, but not The second time, is set. Whose crumbs the crows inspect, And with ironic caw Flap past it to the Farmer's corn; Men eat of it and die. Emily Dickinson

I died for beauty but was scarce Adjusted in the tomb, When one who died for truth was lain In an adjoining room. He questioned softly why I failed? "For beauty," I replied. "And I for truth, the two are one; We brethren are," he said. And so, as kinsmen met a night, We talked between the rooms, Until the moss had reached our lips, And covered up our names. Emily Dickinson

Much Madness is divinest Sense - To a discerning Eye - Much Sense - the starkest Madness - 'Tis the Majority In this, as All, prevail - Assent - and you are sane - Demur - you're straightway dangerous - And handled with a Chain - Emily Dickinson

They might not need me; but they might. I'll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small as mine might be precisely their necessity. Emily Dickinson

Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes. Emily Dickinson

Saying nothing... sometimes says the most. 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

My love for those I love - not many - not very many, but don't I love them so? Emily Dickinson

[A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled. Emily Dickinson

I could not stop for death and he did not stop for me. 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. Emily Dickinson

Our little kinsmen after rain In plenty may be seen, a pink and pulpy multitude The tepid ground upon; A needless life if seemed to me Until a little bird As to a hospitality Advanced and breakfasted. Emily Dickinson

Our journey had advanced; Our feet were almost come To that odd fork in Being's road, Eternity by term. Emily Dickinson

I hope you're very careful working, eating and drinking when the heat is so great-there are temptations there which at home you are free from-beware the juicy fruits, and the cooling ades, and cordials, and do not eat ice-cream, it is so very dangerous. Emily Dickinson

I confess that I love him, I rejoice that I love him, I thank the maker of Heaven and Earth that gave him to me. The exultation floods me. Emily Dickinson

His mind of man, a secret makes I meet him with a start he carries a circumference in which I have no part. Emily Dickinson

God gave a loaf to every bird, But just a crumb to me. Emily Dickinson

Faith slips - and laughs, and rallies Emily Dickinson

Prayer is the little implement Through which Men reach Where Presence - is denied them. They fling their Speech By means of it - in God's Ear - If then He hear - This sums the Apparatus Comprised in Prayer Emily Dickinson

I could not prove the Years had feet-/Yet confident they run. Emily Dickinson

The sailor cannot see the north / but knows the needle can. Emily Dickinson

Tell the truth, but tell it slant. Emily Dickinson

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. Emily Dickinson

By Chivalries as tiny, A Blossom, or a Book, The seeds of smiles are planted- Which Blossom in the dark. Emily Dickinson

I am going to learn to make bread tomorrow. So if you may imagine me with my sleeves rolled up, mixing flour, milk, saleratus, etc., with a deal of grace. I advise you if you dont know how to make the staff of life to learn with dispatch. Emily Dickinson

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

One need not be a chamber to be haunted. Emily Dickinson

The Truth never flaunted a sign. Emily Dickinson

I was almost persuaded to be a Christian. I thought I never again could be thoughtless and worldly. But I soon forgot my morning prayer or else it was irksome to me. One by one my old habits returned and I cared less for religion than ever. Emily Dickinson

God's little Blond Blessing we have long deemed you, and hope his so-called Will will not compel him to revoke you. Emily Dickinson

When he tells us about his Father, we distrust him. When he shows us his Home, we turn away, but when he confides to us that he is acquainted with grief, we listen, for that also is an acquaintance of our own. Emily Dickinson

My life closed twice before its close Emily Dickinson

Remorse is cureless-the Disease Not even God-can heal- For 'tis His institution-and The Adequate of Hell Emily Dickinson

Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality. We slowly drove, he knew no haste, And I had put away My labour, and my leisure too, For his civility. We passed the school where children played, Their lessons scarcely done; We passed the fields of gazing grain, We passed the setting sun. We paused before a house that seemed A swelling of the ground; The roof was scarcely visible, The cornice but a mound. Since then 'tis centuries; but each Feels shorter than the day I first surmised the horses' heads Were toward eternity. Emily Dickinson

It was a quiet way - He asked if I was his - I made no answer of the tongue But answer of the eyes - And then He bore me on Before this mortal noise With swiftness, as of Chariots and distance, as of Wheels. This World did drop away As acres from the feet of one that leaneth from Balloon Upon an Ether Street. The Gulf behind was not, The Continents were new - Eternity was due. No Seasons were to us - It was not Night nor Morn - But Sunrise stopped upon the place And Fastened in Dawn. Emily Dickinson



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