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Emily Dickinson : Poet to Poet - Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

Poet to Poet

By: Emily Dickinson, Ted Hughes (Editor)


Published: 1st July 2005
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In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to some of the greatest poets in our literature.Emily Dickinson (1830-86) was born in Amherst, Massachussetts, where she lived most of her life as a recluse, seldom leaving the house or receiving visitors. She published just a handful of poems in her lifetime, her first collection appearing posthumously in 1890.

That love is all there isp. 3
Exultation is the goingp. 3
I have never seen 'volcanoes'p. 3
An awful tempest mashed the airp. 4
It's such a little thing to weepp. 4
Safe in their alabaster chambers version ofp. 5
There's a certain slant of lightp. 5
I felt a funeral, in my brainp. 6
That after horror - that 'twas usp. 6
A clock stoppedp. 7
How the old mountains drip with sunsetp. 8
The soul selects her own societyp. 8
The murmur of a beep. 9
The mushroom is the elf of plantsp. 9
He fumbles at your soulp. 10
I'll tell you how the sun rosep. 11
After great pain, a formal feeling comesp. 11
I dreaded that first robin, sop. 12
I went to heavenp. 13
I saw no way - the heavens were stitchedp. 13
'Twas like a maelstrom, with a notchp. 13
If what we could - were what we wouldp. 14
The months have ends - the years - a knotp. 15
The wind - tapped like a tired manp. 15
Sweet - safe - housesp. 16
I died for beauty - but was scarcep. 16
I heard a fly buzz - when I diedp. 17
The red - blaze - is the morningp. 17
A solemn thing within the soulp. 18
Civilization - spurns - the leopard!p. 18
This world is not conclusionp. 19
It was not death, for I stood upp. 19
The soul has bandaged momentsp. 20
Departed - to the judgmentp. 21
I think the hemlock likes to standp. 21
I tried to think a lonelier thingp. 22
The heart asks pleasure - firstp. 23
I fear a man of frugal speechp. 23
One crucifixion is recorded - onlyp. 23
The brain, within its groovep. 24
It knew no lapse, nor diminutionp. 24
There is a pain - so utterp. 25
A still - volcano - lifep. 25
The brain - is wider than the skyp. 25
One need not be a chamber - to be hauntedp. 26
The soul that hath a guestp. 27
I'll send the feather from my hat!p. 27
'Speech' - is a prank of parliamentp. 27
Victory comes latep. 28
I sometimes drop it, for a quickp. 28
Because I could not stop for deathp. 29
Four trees - upon a solitary acrep. 29
Bloom upon the mountain -statedp. 30
My soul - accused me - and I quailedp. 31
My life had stood - a loaded gunp. 31
Presentiment - is that long shadow - on the lawnp. 32
The loneliness one dare not soundp. 32
Through the strait pass of sufferingp. 33
When one has given up one's lifep. 33
Banish air from airp. 34
As the starved maelstrom laps the naviesp. 34
I stepped from plank to plankp. 35
Crisis is a hairp. 35
To my quick ear the leaves - conferredp. 35
Of consciousness, her awful matep. 36
Fairer through fading - as the dayp. 36
It is an honorable thoughtp. 36
The chemical convictionp. 37
A narrow fellow in the grassp. 37
There is no silence in the earth - so silentp. 38
Further in summer than the birdsp. 38
The crickets sangp. 39
Shall I take thee, the poet saidp. 39
The day grew small, surrounded tightp. 40
Great streets of silence led awayp. 40
The clouds their backs together laidp. 40
The past is such a curious creaturep. 41
A deed knocks first at thoughtp. 41
Like rain it sounded till it curvedp. 42
To flee from memoryp. 42
The butterfly in honored dustp. 42
To pile like thunder to its closep. 43
A wind that rosep. 43
I think that the root of the wind is waterp. 43
It sounded as if the streets were runningp. 44
Could mortal lip divinep. 44
A route of evanescencep. 44
How happy is the little stonep. 45
The life that tied too tight escapesp. 45
As imperceptibly as griefp. 46
Those - dying thenp. 46
How slow the windp. 46
There came a wind like a buglep. 47
By homely gift and hindered wordsp. 47
A world made penniless by that departurep. 47
A drunkard cannot meet a corkp. 48
The right to perish might be thoughtp. 48
A face devoid of love or gracep. 48
Did life's penurious lengthp. 49
Drowning is not so pitifulp. 49
Love can do all but raise the deadp. 49
The waters chased him as he fledp. 50
The reticent volcano keepsp. 50
Experiment escorts us lastp. 50
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ISBN: 9780571223435
ISBN-10: 0571223435
Series: Poet to Poet
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 1st July 2005
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.0  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.06
Edition Number: 1