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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…

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The Grass Summer Shower X A little road not made of man, Enabled of the eye, Accessible to thill of bee, Or cart of butterfly. If town it have, beyond itself, 'T is that I cannot sa…

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IV A Service of Song V The pedigree of honey Does not concern the bee; A clover, any time, to him Is aristocracy. Contents IV A Service of Song

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IV Hope V I found the phrase to every thought I ever had, but one; And that defies me, — as a hand Did try to chalk the sun To races nurtured in the dark; — How would your own begin…

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Possession The Lovers X A charm invests a face Imperfectly beheld, — The lady dare not lift her veil For fear it be dispelled. But peers beyond her mesh, And wishes, and denies, — L…

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IX XI X How still the bells in steeples stand, Till, swollen with the sky, They leap upon their silver feet In frantic melody! Contents IX XI

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IX A Rose X To my quick ear the leaves conferred; The bushes they were bells; I could not find a privacy From Nature's sentinels. In cave if I presumed to hide, The walls bega…

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Rouge Gagne VI V Glee! The great storm is over! Four have recovered the land; Forty gone down together Into the boiling sand. Ring, for the scant salvation! Toll, for the bonnie sou…

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IX "Troubled About Many Things" X I died for beauty, but was scarce Adjusted in the tomb, When one who died for truth was lain In an adjoining room. He questioned softly why I faile…