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Emily Dickinson
(1830-1886) born on
Dec 10
US poet. She was a reclusive stylist who combined spare lyricism with unorthodox diction.
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.

A little madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King.
A Deed knocks first at Thought
And then -- it knocks at Will --
That is the manufacturing spot.
A Wounded deer - leaps highest.
Assent--and you are sane--,
Demur--you're straightway dangerous--,
And handled with a Chain--.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: From "Journey in Word," ed. Cyndi Craven; an internet collection of quotations.
R: 1875; "The Single Hound," 19I4.
A: c. 1872, poem no. 1212, in toto.
N: 1860; "Poems, First Series," 1890.
K: "The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson," no. 435, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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