Tag: emily dickinson

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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: 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

Featured Poem: My Life Closed Twice Before Its Close

My Life Closed Twice Before Its Close by Emily Dickinson My life closed twice before its close— It yet remains to see If Immortality unveil A third event to me So huge, so hopeless to conceive As these that twice befell. Parting is all we know of heaven, And all we need of hell.

Featured Poem: Hope is the Thing With Feathers

Hope is the Thing With Feathers by Emily Dickinson “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 … Read More Featured Poem: Hope is the Thing With Feathers

Featured Poem: Tell all the truth but tell it slant

Tell all the truth but tell it slantby Emily Dickinson – This came up in my writing class last night. I had forgotten about this poem until it popped back into my head. For your reading pleasure 🙂   Tell all the truth but tell it slant – Success in Circuit lies Too bring for our infirm Delight The Truth’s superb surprise As Lightning … Read More Featured Poem: Tell all the truth but tell it slant