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Emily Dickinson
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I took one Draught of Life - I'll tell you what I paid - Precisely an existence - The market price, they said. Emily Dickinson
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Best Witchcraft is Geometry To the magician's mind - His ordinary acts are feats To thinking of mankind. Emily Dickinson
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If your Nerve, deny you - Go above your Nerve Emily Dickinson
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I would paint a portrait which would bring the tears, had I canvas for it, and the scene should be - solitude, and the figures - solitude - and the lights and shades, each a solitude. Emily Dickinson
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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
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Longing is like a seed that wrestles in the ground Emily Dickinson
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When I state myself, as the representative of the verse, it does not mean me, but a supposed person. Emily Dickinson
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Beauty crowds me till I die. Beauty, mercy have on me! Yet if I expire to-day Let it be in sight of thee! Emily Dickinson
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Safe Despair it is that raves- Agony is frugal. Puts itself severe away For its own perusal. Emily Dickinson
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We never know we go when we are going- We jest and shut the Door- Fate-following-behind us bolts it- And we accost no more-. 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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Love is done when Loves begun, Sages say, But have Sages known? 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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What will the solemn Hemlock- What will the Oak tree say? Emily Dickinson
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Exultation is the going Of an inland soul to sea Past the houses, past the headlands Into deep eternity! Bred as we, among the mountains Can the sailor understand The divine intoxication Of the first league out from land? Emily Dickinson
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I took my Power in my Hand - And went against the World - 'Twas not so much as David - had - But I - was twice as bold - I aimed by Pebble - but Myself Was all the one that fell - Was it Goliath - was too large - Or was myself - too small? Emily Dickinson
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I must go in, the fog is rising. Emily Dickinson
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But a Book is only the Heart's Portrait- every Page a Pulse. Emily Dickinson
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How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude! Emily Dickinson
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It is better to be the hammer than the anvil. Emily Dickinson
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I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven. Emily Dickinson
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After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs. Emily Dickinson
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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson
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The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. Emily Dickinson
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Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door. Emily Dickinson
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Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon. Emily Dickinson
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They say that 'home is where the heart is.' I think it is where the house is, and the adjacent buildings. Emily Dickinson
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I can wade Grief - Whole Pools of it - I'm used to that - But the least push of Joy Breaks up my feet - And I tip - drunken - Let no Pebble - smile - 'Twas the New Liquor - That was all! Emily Dickinson
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The brain is wider than the sky, For, put them side by side, The one the other will include With ease, and you beside. Emily Dickinson
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An ear can break a human heart As quickly as a spear, We wish the ear had not a heart So dangerously near. Emily Dickinson
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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
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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
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We both believe, and disbelieve a hundred times an hour, which keeps believing nimble. Emily Dickinson
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After a hundred years Nobody knows the place, Agony, that enacted there, Motionless as peace. Emily Dickinson
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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
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Assent - and you are sane - Demur - and you're straightaway dangerous - and handled with a chain. Emily Dickinson
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I know some lonely houses off the road A robber'd like the look of,- Wooden barred, And windows hanging low Emily Dickinson
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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
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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
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Ample make this Bed - Make this Bed with Awe - In it wait till Judgment break Excellent and Fair. Emily Dickinson
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I dwell in Possibility - A fairer House than Prose - More numerous of Windows - Superior -for Doors -. Emily Dickinson
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I like a look of Agony, Because I know it's true - Men do not sham Convulsion, Nor simulate, a Throe - Emily Dickinson
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We never know how high we are Till we are called to rise. And then, if we are true to plan, Our statures touch the skies. Emily Dickinson
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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
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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
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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
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You cannot put a fire out! A thing that can ignite can go itself- without a flame- E'en through the darkest night! Emily Dickinson
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IT 'S such a little thing to weep, So short a thing to sigh; And yet by trades the size of these We men and women die! Emily Dickinson
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FATE slew him, but he did not drop; She felled-he did not fall- Impaled him on her fiercest stakes- He neutralized them all. She stung him, sapped his firm advance, But, when her worst was done, And he, unmoved, regarded her, Acknowledged him a man. Emily Dickinson
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THERE is a solitude of space, A solitude of sea, A solitude of death, but these Society shall be, Compared with that profounder site, That polar privacy, A Soul admitted to Itself: Finite Infinity. Emily Dickinson
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Faith is a fine invention When Gentlemen can see - But Microscopes are prudent In an Emergency. Emily Dickinson
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The Soul selects her own Society - Then - shuts the Door - To her divine Majority - Present no more - Emily Dickinson
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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
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More than the Grave is closed to me - The Grave and that Eternity To which the Grave adheres - I cling to nowhere till I fall - The Crash of nothing, yet of all - How similar appears - Emily Dickinson
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So instead of getting to Heaven, at last - I'm going, all along. Emily Dickinson
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Action is redemption. Emily Dickinson
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Life is so rotatory that the wilderness falls to each, sometime. Emily Dickinson
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To lose what we have never owned might seem an eccentric bereavement, but Presumption has its own affliction as well as claim. Emily Dickinson
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Tell all the Truth, but tell it slant/Success in Circuit lies... Emily Dickinson
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Besides the autumn poets sing, A few prosaic days A little this side of the snow And that side of the haze. Emily Dickinson
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A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled. Emily Dickinson
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A precious - mouldering pleasure-'tis - To meet an Antique Book - In just the Dress his Century wore - A privilege - I think Emily Dickinson
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Pain - has an Element of Blank - It cannot recollect When it begun - or if there were A time when it was not Emily Dickinson
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It is finished, is never said of us Emily Dickinson
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We must be careful what we say. No bird resumes its egg. Emily Dickinson
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Hope is a strange invention - A Patent of the Heart - In unremitting action Yet never wearing out 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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Open your life wide, and take me in forever. I will never be tired-I will never be noisy when you want to be still...nobody else will see me, but you-but that is enough-I shall not want any more. Emily Dickinson
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Afraid? Of whom am I afraid? Not death. For who is he? Emily Dickinson
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