Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

Emily Dickinson Poems

601. Nature And God—i Neither Knew 1/1/2004
602. Love—is That Later Thing Than Death 1/13/2003
603. The Wind Tapped Like A Tired Man, 5/15/2001
604. I Asked No Other Thing 1/13/2003
605. God Is A Distant—stately Lover 1/1/2004
606. We Like March, His Shoes Are Purple, 5/15/2001
607. Where I Have Lost, I Softer Tread 1/13/2003
608. Glowing Is Her Bonnet 1/13/2003
609. Had I Not This, Or This, I Said 1/13/2003
610. Knows How To Forget! 1/13/2003
611. Good Night! Which Put The Candle Out? 5/14/2001
612. I Never Told The Buried Gold 1/13/2003
613. The Leaves Like Women Interchange 1/13/2003
614. The Only Ghost I Ever Saw 5/15/2001
615. Heart, Not So Heavy As Mine 1/13/2003
616. Me Prove It Now—whoever Doubt 1/1/2004
617. Her Smile Was Shaped Like Other Smiles 1/13/2003
618. My Friend Attacks My Friend! 1/13/2003
619. If I May Have It, When It's Dead 1/13/2003
620. Till Death—is Narrow Loving 1/1/2004
621. How Sick—to Wait—in Any Place—but Thine 1/1/2004
622. I'Ve Seen A Dying Eye 1/13/2003
623. Pain 1/3/2003
624. Peace Is A Fiction Of Our Faith 1/13/2003
625. The Name—of It—is 'Autumn' 1/13/2003
626. Woodpecker, The 12/31/2002
627. The Bible Is An Antique Volume 1/13/2003
628. If I Shouldn'T Be Alive 1/13/2003
629. The First Day's Night Had Come 1/13/2003
630. Her&Mdash;"Last Poems" 1/13/2003
631. He Touched Me, So I Live To Know 1/13/2003
632. Make Me A Picture Of The Sun 1/13/2003
633. If Those I Loved Were Lost 1/13/2003
634. When Roses Cease To Bloom, Sir 1/13/2003
635. I Had A Guinea Golden 1/13/2003
636. How Many Times These Low Feet Staggered 1/13/2003
637. I Learned—at Least—what Home Could Be 1/1/2004
638. I Watched The Moon Around The House (629) 1/20/2003
639. I Know Where Wells Grow—droughtless Wells 1/1/2004
640. I Can'T Tell You—but You Feel It 1/1/2004

Comments about Emily Dickinson

  • Johan Kwisthout (5/18/2015 4:49:00 AM)

    Can anyone here help me to a source for the quote If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves contributed to Dickinson (I need a source in order to ask for permission to quote if it it still under copyright, e.g., if it is in the Johnson and Franklin editions, but I have no access to them)

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  • Gordon Inverno Jr. (4/22/2015 10:08:00 AM)

    My favorite: Because I Could Not Stop for Death

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  • Gordon Inverno Jr. (4/22/2015 10:01:00 AM)

    Emily is the Best of the Best! ! ! !

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  • John Richter (4/7/2015 12:43:00 PM)

    Did Dan Reynolds below really offer tips to Emily Dickinson? Dan, she dead bro. More than just that, she is (arguably) the greatest American poet to have ever lived... I'm sure that she would appreciate the pointers. Oh, I'm sorry man - that was just an easy shot. But listen, you should read her biography. I think you'll find her one of the loveliest creatures to have ever lived. It appears that Eric below gets it - During her entire life critics and poetical societies kept her out, saying things a lot like you said... After she died she became the most widely published American poet ever... Guess they were wrong. I wrote a poem about such tragedy, Lost Indifference of a Learned Critic. I had no plans until I saw these remarks. Hope you have a moment to read it. Balash, you are right - that is exactly what she did - along with a few others.

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  • Balash Salamatbakhsh (3/26/2015 9:20:00 PM)

    Emily Dickinson gave a new meaning to poetry. I admire her for her verses shakes my soul.

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  • Georgios Venetopoulos (1/6/2015 1:50:00 PM)

    The semi-antique colonial English language used by Emily causes the experienced reader to slow his pace while reading her poetry. I love her style. She is laconic and she is spiritual and feminine.

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  • Georgios Venetopoulos (1/6/2015 1:46:00 PM)

    The semi-antique colonial English language used by Emily causes the experienced reader to slow his pace while reading her poetry. I love her style. She is laconic and she is spiritual and feminine.

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  • Eric Ericson (11/26/2014 8:07:00 AM)

    unnoticed in your day -
    behind your wall or in your garden fair -
    your bloom - unwanted -
    falling to us to enjoy

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  • Srimayee Ganguly Srimayee Ganguly (10/7/2014 12:36:00 PM)

    Her language is mesmerizing, haunting, irresistibly charming- a pure genius.

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  • Dan Reynolds Dan Reynolds (9/23/2014 7:31:00 AM)

    You show some promise, but the archaic language lets you down. Try to read some good contemporary poets and expand your thoughts without the restriction of form.

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Best Poem of Emily Dickinson

"Why Do I Love" You, Sir?


"Why do I love" You, Sir?
The Wind does not require the Grass
To answer—Wherefore when He pass
She cannot keep Her place.

Because He knows—and
Do not You—
And We know not—
Enough for Us
The Wisdom it be so—

The Lightning—never asked an Eye
Wherefore it shut—when He was by—
Because He knows it cannot speak—
And reasons not contained—
—Of Talk—
There be—preferred by Daintier Folk—

The Sunrise—Sire—compelleth ...

Read the full of "Why Do I Love" You, Sir?

Ah, Teneriffe!


Ah, Teneriffe!
Retreating Mountain!
Purples of Ages—pause for you—
Sunset—reviews her Sapphire Regiment—
Day—drops you her Red Adieu!

Still—Clad in your Mail of ices—

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