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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.
         
   
F
My friends are my estate.

R
If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. Is there any other way?
A
Not knowing when the dawn will come
I open every door.
N
Will you tell me my fault, frankly as to yourself, for I had rather wince, than die. Men do not call the surgeon to commend the bone, but to set it, Sir.
K
Nods from the Gilded pointers --
Nods from the Seconds slim --
Decades of Arrogance between
The Dial life --
And Him --
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
R: 1870, in "The Life and Letters of Emily Dickinson," ed. Martha Dickinson Bianchi, 1924.
A: In "Pearls of Wisdom," ed. J. Agel and W. Glanze, 1987.
N: Letter, Jul 1862, to clergyman and writer T. W. Higginson; in "The Letters of Emily Dickinson," vol. 2, 1958.
K: "The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson," no. 287, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.
   


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