Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson Poems

241. Jesus! Thy Crucifix 1/13/2003
242. The Hollows Round His Eager Eyes 1/13/2003
243. We See&Mdash;Comparatively 1/13/2003
244. I Should Have Been Too Glad, I See 1/13/2003
245. Are Friends Delight Or Pain 12/10/2014
246. The Lonesome For They Know Not What 1/13/2003
247. The Day That I Was Crowned 1/13/2003
248. He Who In Himself Believes 1/13/2003
249. Shells From The Coast Mistaking 1/13/2003
250. This&Mdash;Is The Land&Mdash;The Sunset Washes 1/13/2003
251. I Showed Her Heights She Never Saw 1/13/2003
252. Not Probable—the Barest Chance 1/1/2004
253. Some Such Butterfly Be Seen 1/13/2003
254. A Sloop of Amber slips away 1/9/2016
255. Dying At My Music 12/2/2014
256. No Bobolink—reverse His Singing 1/1/2004
257. Witchcraft Was Hung, In History 3/17/2015
258. The First Day That I Was A Life 1/13/2003
259. The Morning After Woe 1/13/2003
260. If Blame Be My Side—forfeit Me 1/1/2004
261. If He Were Living—dare I Ask 1/1/2004
262. The Dust Behind I Strove To Join 1/13/2003
263. If Pain For Peace Prepares 1/13/2003
264. He Put The Belt Around My Life 1/13/2003
265. He Found My Being—set It Up 1/1/2004
266. He Outstripped Time With But A Bout 1/13/2003
267. Good To Hide, And Hear 'Em Hunt! 1/13/2003
268. To Hang Our Head&Mdash;Ostensibly 1/13/2003
269. If She Had Been The Mistletoe 1/13/2003
270. Must Be A Woe 1/13/2003
271. Of All The Souls That Stand Create 5/15/2001
272. Midsummer, Was It, When They Died 1/13/2003
273. Only A Shrine, But Mine 1/13/2003
274. Publication—is The Auction 1/1/2004
275. Whose Cheek Is This? 1/13/2003
276. I Had The Glory—that Will Do 1/1/2004
277. What I See Not, I Better See 1/13/2003
278. Sexton! My Master's Sleeping Here 1/13/2003
279. Those Fair—fictitious People 1/1/2004
280. It's Thoughts—and Just One Heart 1/1/2004

Comments about Emily Dickinson

  • Alok Mishra Alok Mishra (4/18/2012 11:49:00 AM)

    I like this lady's poems so much... She is sure the best poet among women!

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  • Jessica Knight Jessica Knight (4/10/2012 10:32:00 PM)

    I think a lot of my writing comes out more subconscious and even though she isn't recent... she was the first poet I could relate with. I'm about to be 20 and the dark years of childhood, childhood, what ever little that was... was brought a little light from her way. I was then opened up to others like Ginsberg, Kerouac, Hemingway, Whitman, Carroll, Sexton, Corso, Poe, etc. I can't really think of any other form of expression that gets me and through everything I'm sure she'd feel the same if she were still alive.

  • John Lavelle (12/12/2011 7:58:00 PM)

    Dickinson is the greatest of all American poets and, along with Shakespeare, among the greatest in the English language. Through her original, unconventional use of diction, rhyme, and punctuation, she transmits Morse code-like messages to the soul. Those with ears to hear, let them hear. Let the others continue condemning her poetry as incoherent babble. 'Much madness is divinest sense to a discerning eye.'

  • Bonnie Lundgren (7/24/2011 7:21:00 PM)

    Possibly one of my favorite poets. She does write some weird or slightly dark poetry, but a lot of her poems say things in a way which is at once memorable, concise and curiously true. I'd love to write more like her.

  • Juan Olivarez Juan Olivarez (4/28/2011 10:58:00 AM)

    The only injury to american poetry is by that imbecile Lawrence Beck.

  • Kenneth Belknap (4/1/2011 10:34:00 PM)

    @SamIam you threw out the illiterate nitwit so I'm not going to be too worried about being insulting. The dashes were hers, there are very good fascimiles of her handwritten poems available. They are considered to be a device used to fracture the language by many, or as an idiosyncracy by others... like perhaps when she was trying to think of the next word she would make a dash. Either way since she did not publish while she was alive the truest any 'illiterate nitwit' transcribing her poems can be is to include everything she wrote, dashes and all. You are not the only one to make ignorant comments about her, but yours was on the top so it got the response.

  • Sam Iam (2/19/2011 10:00:00 PM)

    While I love Emily Dickinson, I'm quite certain she was intelligent enough to know not to punctuate her poetry with dashes. What illiterate nitwit transcribed this stuff?

  • Cassandra Wylie (8/31/2010 4:36:00 PM)

    Then, Lawrence, you insensitive imbecile, don't read it.

  • Lawrence Beck Lawrence Beck (8/1/2010 7:46:00 AM)

    Emily Dickinson was insane. Her 'poetry' is incoherent babble. Generations of gullible readers, mistaking incoherence for profundity, have celebrated dear Emily, and emulated her. In doing so, they have gravely injured American poetry.

  • Amy Marie Amy Marie (2/6/2010 2:38:00 PM)

    I love her Originality.. ;) Her dashes and capitalization are great!

Best Poem of Emily Dickinson

Hope Is The Thing With Feathers

'Hope' is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
And sings the tune without the words—
And never stops—at all—

And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard—
And sore must be the storm—
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm—

I've heard it in the chillest land—
And on the strangest Sea—
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb—of Me.

Read the full of Hope Is The Thing With Feathers

A Mien To Move A Queen


A Mien to move a Queen—
Half Child—Half Heroine—
An Orleans in the Eye
That puts its manner by
For humbler Company
When none are near
Even a Tear—

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