Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson Poems

1121. A Wounded Deer&Mdash;Leaps Highest 1/13/2003
1122. A Toad Can Die Of Light! 1/1/2004
1123. A Nearness To Tremendousness 1/13/2003
1124. I Felt A Funeral, In My Brain (280) 1/20/2003
1125. Abraham To Kill Him 1/3/2003
1126. Chartless 1/3/2003
1127. Fame Is A Bee 1/13/2003
1128. An Awful Tempest Mashed The Air 1/13/2003
1129. You left me—Sire—two Legacies 1/13/2003
1130. Bird 1/3/2003
1131. All But Death, Can Be Adjusted 1/13/2003
1132. Absence Disembodies—so Does Death 1/1/2004
1133. A Thought Went Up My Mind To-Day 5/14/2001
1134. As If The Sea Should Part 1/13/2003
1135. You'Re Right— 1/1/2004
1136. I Like A Look Of Agony 1/13/2003
1137. I Dwell In Possibility 1/13/2003
1138. A Night&Mdash;There Lay The Days Between 1/13/2003
1139. A Wife&Mdash;At Daybreak I Shall Be 1/13/2003
1140. Angels, In The Early Morning 1/13/2003
1141. Much Madness Is Divinest Sense 1/3/2003
1142. A Precious—mouldering Pleasure 1/1/2004
1143. Will There Really Be A "Morning"? 1/13/2003
1144. Always Mine! 1/13/2003
1145. Behind Me Dips Eternity 1/13/2003
1146. Again&Mdash;His Voice Is At The Door 1/13/2003
1147. My Life Closed Twice 1/3/2003
1148. A Solemn Thing Within The Soul 1/13/2003
1149. Adrift! A Little Boat Adrift! 1/13/2003
1150. Dying! Dying In The Night! 1/13/2003
1151. To Make A Prairie (1755) 1/20/2003
1152. A Shade Upon The Mind There Passes 1/13/2003
1153. All The Letters I Can Write 1/13/2003
1154. By The Sea 1/3/2003
1155. An Altered Look About The Hills 1/13/2003
1156. A Prison Gets To Be A Friend 1/13/2003
1157. I Heard A Fly Buzz When I Died; 5/15/2001
1158. A Murmur In The Trees&Mdash;To Note 1/13/2003
1159. A Sepal, Petal, And A Thorn 1/13/2003
1160. A Something In A Summer's Day 1/13/2003

Comments about Emily Dickinson

  • Don Hagelberg (7/11/2009 4:17:00 PM)

    Poets can learn a great deal from Miss Emily.

    First they can learn that using predictable rhymes, they steal one half of the impact of surprise which Miss Emily achieves.

    In many on these instances, Miss Emily uses assonance and consonance instead of full male or female rhyme.

    No! Miss Emily is not a poet for the simple minded. On the contrary, she puts her own twist to the New England well read citizen of the early 1800's.

    She remains a poet of innovation and whould be recognized as such: old pattern breaker, new pattern maker.

    Don as 'Tauno'

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    and it really acttract me alot i believe that you are the man i
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  • X X (5/2/2009 7:56:00 AM)

    I enjoy her work but there are too many dashes in some and it gets very distracting in my opinion.

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  • James Pierrelee (3/2/2009 11:07:00 AM)

    After reading about 25 of her 'poems', I am not surprised that fewer than 12 were ever published during her lifetime. Her sister should have kept her promise and burned them.

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  • Rohan R (7/29/2008 10:04:00 AM)

    One of the poets that hadn't noticed on early days. Generates philosophical
    messages in all her works

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  • p.a. noushad p.a. noushad (7/14/2008 3:54:00 AM)

    a gentle voice with a philosophy of life.

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  • Rosa Jamali Rosa Jamali (6/1/2008 2:30:00 PM)

    Philosophy and thoughts coming through poetry, so precious, the way she treats the words with a gentle decent vioce..

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  • okeydokey #3 (1/14/2008 3:23:00 AM)

    ...she is...my all time favorite...there was nobody...ever...that was better suited to write poetry...she is freaking amazing...

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  • Kristyn Sommers (10/13/2007 3:06:00 PM)

    Woah she looks like a dude!

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  • Dana Tyrrell (6/11/2006 8:02:00 PM)

    a truly amazing poet!

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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?

I Send Two Sunsets


I send Two Sunsets—
Day and I—in competition ran—
I finished Two—and several Stars—
While He—was making One—

His own was ampler—but as I
Was saying to a friend—
Mine—is the more convenient
To Carry in the Hand—