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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
To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie --
True Poems flee --

R
Prayer is the little implement
Through which men reach
Where presence - is denied them.
A
To multiply the harbors does not reduce the sea.
N
No Life can pompless pass away --
The lowliest career
To the same Pageant wends its way
As that exalted here --.
K
Let us go in; the fog is rising.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson," no. 1472, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.
R: poem no. 437.
A: Letter, 1879; in "Letters of Emily Dickinson," ed. Mabel Loomis Todd, 1894.
N: "The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson," no. 1626, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.
K: Attributed last words; in "A Certain World," " Words, Last," by W. H. Auden, 1970.
   


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