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Emily Dickinson
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I see thee better in the dark I do not need a light. Emily Dickinson

I am out with lanterns, looking for myself. Emily Dickinson

The poet lights the light and fades away. But the light goes on and on. Emily Dickinson

Wonder is not precisely knowing. Emily Dickinson

The sun just touched the morning; The morning, happy thing, Supposed that he had come to dwell, And life would be all spring. Emily Dickinson

Death is a Dialogue between, the Spirit and the Dust. Emily Dickinson

Proud of my broken heart since thou didst break it, Proud of the pain I did not feel till thee, Proud of my night since thou with moons dost slake it, Not to partake thy passion, my humility. Emily Dickinson

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

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

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

To be alive-is Power. Emily Dickinson

It might be lonelier Without the Loneliness - I'm so accustomed to my Fate - Perhaps the Other - Peace - Would interrupt the Dark - And crowd the little Room - Too scant - by Cubits - to contain The Sacrament - of Him - I am not used to Hope - It might intrude upon - Its sweet parade - blaspheme the place - Ordained to Suffering - It might be easier To fail - with Land in Sight - Than gain - My Blue Peninsula - To perish - of Delight - Emily Dickinson

She died-this was the way she died; And when her breath was done, Took up her simple wardrobe And started for the sun. Her little figure at the gate The angels must have spied, Since I could never find her Upon the mortal side. Emily Dickinson

That love is all there is, Is all we know of love. Emily Dickinson

If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves. You can gain more control over your life by paying closer attention to the little things. Emily Dickinson

Common sense is almost as omniscient as God. Emily Dickinson

Looking at Death, is Dying - ... Emily Dickinson

The older I grow the more do I love spring and spring flowers. Is it so with you? Emily Dickinson

I hope your rambles have been sweet, and your reveries spacious Emily Dickinson

Pain - has an Element of Blank It cannot recollect When it begun - or if there were a time when it was not - It has no Future - but itself - Its Infinite contain Its Past - enlightened to perceive New Periods - of Pain. Emily Dickinson

I had no time to hate, because The grave would hinder me, And life was not so ample I Could finish enmity Nor had I time to love: but since Some industry must be, The little toil of love, I thought, Was large enough for me. Emily Dickinson

So instead of getting to Heaven, at last - I'm going, all along. Emily Dickinson

Publication - is the auction of the Mind of Man. Emily Dickinson

He deposes Doom Who hath suffered him Emily Dickinson

Tis Opposites - entice - Deformed Men - ponder Grace - Bright fires - the Blanketless - The Lost - Day's face - The Blind - esteem it be Enough Estate - to see Emily Dickinson

Faith - is the Pierless Bridge Supporting what We see Unto the Scene that We do not Emily Dickinson

Mirth is the Mail of Anguish. Emily Dickinson

SURGEONS must be very careful When they take the knife! Underneath their fine incisions Stirs the culprit,-Life! Emily Dickinson

God preaches, a noted Clergyman - And the sermon is never long, So instead of getting to Heaven, at last- I'm going, all along. Emily Dickinson

Since then - 'tis Centuries - and yet Feels shorter than the Day I first surmised the Horses' Heads Were toward Eternity - Emily Dickinson

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

Nature is a haunted house-but Art-is a house that tries to be haunted. Emily Dickinson

Portraits are to daily faces As an evening west To a fine, pedantic sunshine In a satin vest. Emily Dickinson

Tis not that dieing hurts us so- tis living- hurts us more. Emily Dickinson

To see her is a picture- To hear her is a tune- To know her an Intemperance As innocent as June- To know her not-Affliction- To own her for a Friend A warmth as near as if the the Sun Were shining in your Hand. 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

AMPLE make this bed. Make this bed with awe; In it wait till judgment break Excellent and fair. Be its mattress straight, Be its pillow round; Let no sunrise' yellow noise Interrupt this ground. Emily Dickinson

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. Emily Dickinson

Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality. Emily Dickinson

Faith-is the Pierless Bridge Supporting what We see Unto the Scene that We do not- Too slender for the eye It bears the Soul as bold As it were rocked in Steel With Arms of Steel at either side- It joins-behind the Veil To what, could We presume The Bridge would cease to be To Our far, vacillating Feet A first Necessity. Emily Dickinson

There's a certain slant of light, On winter afternoons, That oppresses, like the weight Of cathedral tunes. Emily Dickinson

You don't have to be a house to be haunted. Emily Dickinson

We trust in plumed procession For such the angels go Rank after rank, with even feet/And uniforms of snow. Emily Dickinson

Opinion is a flitting thing But Truth outlasts the Sun. Emily Dickinson

I like a look of Agony, because I know it's true - men do not sham Convulsion, nor simulate, a Throe Emily Dickinson

I have a Bird in spring Which for myself doth sing - The spring decoys. And as the summer nears - And as the Rose appears, Robin is gone. Yet do I not repine Knowing that Bird of mine Though flown - Learneth beyond the sea Melody new for me And will return. Emily Dickinson

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

She rose to his requirement, dropped The playthings of her life To take the honorable work Of woman and of wife. Emily Dickinson

There is a Zone whose even Years No Solstice interrupt - Whose Sun constructs perpetual Noon Whose perfect Seasons wait - Whose Summer set in Summer, till The Centuries of June And Centuries of August cease And Consciousness - is Noon. Emily Dickinson

His Labor is a Chant - His Idleness -a Tune - Oh, for a Bee's experience Of Clovers, and of Noon! 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

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

There's a certain Slant of light, Winter afternoons- That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral Tunes- Heavenly Hurt, it gives us- We can find no scar, But internal difference, Where the Meanings, are.... When it comes, the Landscape listens- Shadows-hold their breath- When it goes, 'tis like the Distance On the look of Death. Emily Dickinson

A wounded deer leaps highest, I've heard the hunter tell; 'Tis but the ecstasy of death, And then the brake is still. The smitten rock that gushes, The trampled steel that springs,, A cheek is always redder Just where the hectic stings Mirth is mail of anguish, In which its cautious arm Lest anybody spy the blood And, you're hurt exclaim. Emily Dickinson

I am one of the lingering bad ones, and so do I slink away, and pause, and ponder, and ponder, and pause, and do work without knowing why - not surely for this brief world, and more sure it is not for heaven - and I ask what this message of Christ means. Emily Dickinson

Assent - and you are sane - Demur - and you're straightaway dangerous - and handled with a chain. Emily Dickinson

I know some lonely houses off the road A robber'd like the look of,- Wooden barred, And windows hanging low Emily Dickinson

The Brain is just the weight of God- For-Heft them-Pound for Pound- And they will differ-if they do- As Syllable from Sound Emily Dickinson

A precious, mouldering pleasure 't is To meet an antique book In just the dress his century wore; A privilege, I think, His venerable hand to take, And warming in our own, A passage back, or two, to make To times when he was young. His quaint opinions to inspect, His knowledge to unfold On what concerns our mutual mind, The literature of old... Emily Dickinson

After great pain, a formal feeling comes - The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs - The stiff Heart questions was it He, that bore, And Yesterday, or Centuries before? The Feet, mechanical, go round - Of Ground, or Air, or Ought - A Wooden way Regardless grown, A Quartz contentment, like a stone - 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

My friends are my estate. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them. They tell me those who were poor early have different views of gold. I don't know how that is. God is not so wary as we, else He would give us no friends, lest we forget Him. Emily Dickinson

So instead of getting to Heaven, at last - I'm going, all along. Emily Dickinson

Tell all the Truth, but tell it slant/Success in Circuit lies... Emily Dickinson

We both believe, and disbelieve a hundred times an hour, which keeps believing nimble. 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 don't know how to make the staff of life to learn with dispatch. Emily Dickinson

We never know how high we are till we are called to rise; and then, if we are true to plan, our stature's touch the skies. 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 Into his nest again, I shall not live in vain. Emily Dickinson

I never saw a moor, I never saw the sea; Yet know I how the heather looks, And what a wave must be. I never spoke with God, Nor visited in Heaven; Yet certain am I of the spot, As if a chart were given. Emily Dickinson

I held a jewel in my fingers And went to sleep. The day was warm, and winds were prosy; I said: "'T will keep." I woke and chid my honest fingers,- The gem was gone; And now an amethyst remembrance Is all I own. Emily Dickinson

Action is redemption. Emily Dickinson

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