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Poetry resources and poetry in the public domain compiled by David Johnson Follow, poet, follow right To the bottom of the night, With your unconstraining voice Still …

Emily Dickinson

Called "The Belle of Amherst," Emily Dickinson is considered one of America's best 19th century poets Emily Dickinson lived quietly in Amherst, Massachusetts and wrote poetry for most of her adult li…

Emily Dickinson House

Emily Dickinson House Amherst, Massachusetts Poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was born in this house and lived most of her life there, rarely leaving its beautiful grounds. After Dickinson's d…

Edward DICKINSON

DICKINSON, Edward, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Amherst, Mass., January 1, 1803; attended the public schools and Amherst Academy; was graduated from Yale College in 1823; studie…

Poemsby Emily Dickinson

The Letter VII VI The way I read a letter 's this: 'T is first I lock the door, And push it with my fingers next, For transport it be sure. And then I go the furthest off To counter…

Poemsby Emily Dickinson

The Contract VI The Letter "GOING to him! Happy letter! Tell him — Tell him the page I didn't write; Tell him I only said the syntax, And left the verb and the pronoun out. Tell him j…

Poemsby Emily Dickinson

III The Letter The Contract I gave myself to him, And took himself for pay. The solemn contract of a life Was ratified this way. The wealth might disappoint, Myself a poorer prove …

Poemsby Emily Dickinson

XXIV XXVI XXV Belshazzar had a letter, — He never had but one; Belshazzar's correspondent Concluded and begun In that immortal copy The conscience of us all Can read without its glasse…

Poemsby Emily Dickinson

The Waking Year March To March Dear March, come in! How glad I am! I looked for you before. Put down your hat — You must have walked — How out of breath you are! Dear March, how are y…