Tag: emily dickinson poetry


Featured Poem: If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking

By Emily Dickinson 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.

Featured Poem: Forever-is composed of Nows

By Emily Dickinson Forever – is composed of Nows – ‘Tis not a different time – Except for Infiniteness – And Latitude of Home –   From this – experienced Here – Remove the Dates – to These – Let Months dissolve in further Months – And Years – exhale in Years –   Without Debate – or Pause – Or Celebrated Days – … Read More Featured Poem: Forever-is composed of Nows

Featured Poem: A Night–there lays the Days between

By Emily Dickinson A Night—there lay the Days between— The Day that was Before— And Day that was Behind—were one— And now—’twas Night—was here— Slow—Night—that must be watched away— As Grains upon a shore— Too imperceptible to note— Till it be night—no more—

Featured Poem: An Hour Is a Sea

By Emily Dickinson An Hour is a Sea Between a few, and me — With them would Harbor be —

Featured Poem: I’m Nobody! Who Are You?

By Emily Dickinson I’m Nobody! Who are you? Are you – Nobody – too? Then there’s a pair of us! Don’t tell! they’d advertise – you know! How dreary – to be – Somebody! How public – like a Frog – To tell one’s name – the livelong June – To an admiring Bog!

Featured Poem: “Nature” Is What We See

By Emily Dickinson 668 “Nature” is what we see— The Hill—the Afternoon— Squirrel—Eclipse— the Bumble bee— Nay—Nature is Heaven— Nature is what we hear— The Bobolink—the Sea— Thunder—the Cricket— Nay—Nature is Harmony— Nature is what we know— Yet have no art to say— So impotent Our Wisdom is To her Simplicity.

Featured Poem: Why Do I Love

By Emily Dickinson “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 … Read More Featured Poem: Why Do I Love