Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson Poems

1201. A Slash Of Blue 1/13/2003
1202. A Loss Of Something Ever Felt I 1/13/2003
1203. A Drop Fell On The Apple Tree 5/14/2001
1204. I Died For Beauty 1/3/2003
1205. "Houses"&Mdash;So The Wise Men Tell Me 1/13/2003
1206. 'Morning' Means 'Milking' To The Farmer 1/13/2003
1207. A Narrow Fellow In The Grass 5/14/2001
1208. A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some 1/13/2003
1209. A Secret Told 1/13/2003
1210. 'They Have Not Chosen Me,' He Said 1/13/2003
1211. "I Want"&Mdash;It Pleaded&Mdash;All Its Life 1/13/2003
1212. A Burdock&Mdash;Clawed My Gown 1/13/2003
1213. If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking, 5/15/2001
1214. A Clock Stopped -- Not The Mantel's 5/14/2001
1215. 'Speech'—is A Prank Of Parliament 1/13/2003
1216. "Unto Me?" I Do Not Know You 1/13/2003
1217. A Light Exists In Spring 5/14/2001
1218. I'M Nobody! Who Are You? 5/15/2001
1219. 'Arcturus' Is His Other Name 1/13/2003
1220. A Charm Invests A Face 1/13/2003
1221. A Cloud Withdrew From The Sky 1/13/2003
1222. A Coffin—is A Small Domain 1/13/2003
1223. A Dying Tiger&Mdash;Moaned For Drink 1/13/2003
1224. Because I Could Not Stop For Death 1/20/2003
1225. "Heaven" Has Different Signs&Mdash;To Me 1/13/2003
1226. "Heaven"—Is What I Cannot Reach! 1/13/2003
1227. A Book 1/3/2003
1228. A Bird Came Down 5/14/2001
1229. "Faith" Is A Fine Invention 1/13/2003
1230. "Nature" Is What We See 1/13/2003
1231. "Why Do I Love" You, Sir? 1/13/2003
1232. Hope Is The Thing With Feathers 1/13/2003

Comments about Emily Dickinson

  • Uriah Hamilton (7/12/2005 9:01:00 AM)

    Quietly in her room,
    Emily Dickinson
    created a universe of poetry!

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  • Pickled Onion (1/29/2005 6:34:00 AM)

    Your poem reminded me of part of your surname

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  • Theodora Onken (1/16/2005 10:33:00 PM)

    I have always loved Emily Dickinson. She was so quiet and introspective, but had such a gentle gift with words. She spent many an Amherst day writing about the things that touched her so much, and of course, the bee, and nature were amongst her favorite topics. Her gift of writing was discovered later, which is a true shame.

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    24 person did not like.
Best Poem of Emily Dickinson

"Why Do I Love" You, Sir?

480

"Why do I love" You, Sir?
Because—
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 ...

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I Send Two Sunsets

308

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—

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