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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
Some keep the Sabbath going to Church --
I keep it, staying at Home --
With a Bobolink for a Chorister --
And an Orchard, for a Dome.

R
His mind of man, a secret makes
I meet him with a start
He carries a circumference
In which I have no part.
A
We must be careful what we say. No bird resumes its egg.
N
I measure every Grief I meet
With narrow, probing Eyes --
I wonder if It weighs like Mine --
Or has an Easier size.
K
This World is not Conclusion.
A Sequel stands beyond--
Invisible, as Music--
But positive, as Sound.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson," no. 324, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.
R: "The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson," no. 1663, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.
A: Letter, 1874; in "Letters of Emily Dickinson," ed. Mabel Loomis Todd, 1894.
N: 1862; "Poems, Third Series," 1896.
K: "Poems, Third Series," 1896.
   


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