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Review: Poems of Emily DickinsonUser Review - Ellen Johnson - Goodreads
Good stuff. some are very meaningful to me, others not at all. Couldn't concentrate long enough to read them all, but got through most of it. Read full review
afraid afternoon amethyst Amherst angels anguish bashful birds bliss bobolink breast breath breezes butterflies Calvary chrysoprase clover cricket crown daffodil death diadem divine Doth dropped dying eye EMILY DICKINSON eternity face feet fingers flower forehead gallant gaze grass so little greedy hand heaven HEMLOCK hills hour housewife HPHE immortal keep the Sabbath land Lest little brook look lost lutely meek morning nectar never night noon nought pain Paradise passed pearl PHAT poems PSALM purple rank robin rose round sacrament sails scarce scooped sleep slow smiling soft softly soldered soul spirit star sting stir stop summer summer's day sunshine surrendered sweet T F I Tankard tell thee thine thing thou thought to-day tune Twere easier unsuspecting verses victory wear Wherefore wind woman wonder XVII XVIII XXIII XXIV XXVI
Page xxvii - Because I could not stop for Death He kindly stopped for me The Carriage held but just Ourselves And Immortality. We slowly drove - He knew no haste And I had put away My labor and my leisure too, For His Civility We passed the School, where Children...
Page xvii - Success is counted sweetest By those who ne'er succeed. To comprehend a nectar Requires sorest need. Not one of all the purple Host Who took the Flag today Can tell the definition So clear of Victory As he defeated -dying— On whose forbidden ear The distant strains of triumph Burst agonized and clear!
Page xv - I never saw a moor, I never saw the sea; Yet know I how the heather* looks, And what a wave must be. I never spoke with God, Nor visited in heaven; Yet certain am I of the spot As if the chart were given.
Page 34 - Landlords' turn the drunken Bee Out of the Foxglove's door When Butterflies - renounce their 'drams' I shall but drink the more! Till Seraphs swing their snowy Hats And Saints - to windows run To see the little...
Page xix - ... that She lived It was a Common Night Except the Dying -this to Us Made Nature different We noticed smallest things Things overlooked before By this great light upon our Minds Italicized - as 'twere.
Page 55 - A newer Sevres pleases Old Ones crack I could not die - with You For One must wait To shut the Other's Gaze down You - could not And I - Could I stand by And see You - freeze Without my Right of Frost Death's privilege? Nor could I rise - with You Because Your Face Would put out Jesus...
Page 113 - Sleep the meek members of the Resurrection — Rafter of satin, And Roof of stone.
Page v - 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 Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.