Emily Dickinson

United States poet noted for her mystical and unrhymed poems (1830 - 1886)

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A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King.
Anger as soon as fed is dead- 'Tis starving makes it fat.
Because I could not stop for Death -- He kindly stopped for me -- The carriage held but just ourselvesAnd immortality.
Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
Becuase I could not stop for Death
He kindly stopped for me
The carriage held but just ourselves
And Immortality
Dying is a wild night and a new road.
Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.
Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.
Forever is composed of now.
His Labor is a Chant -- his Idleness -- a Tune -- oh, for a Bee's experience of Clovers, and of Noon!
Hope is a thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without words
And never stops at all.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the words without the tune, and never stops at all.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul. And sings the tune Without the words, and never stops at all.
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul.
And sings the tune
Without the words,
and never stops at all.
I dwell in possibility...
I dwell in possiblities.
I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.
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
into his Nest again,
I shall not live in Vain.
Luck is not chance, it is toil. Fortune is expensive smile is earned.
My friends are my estate.
One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place.
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those we have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these things.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.
Tell the truth, but tell it slant.
That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.
The abdication of belief makes the behavior small -- better an ignis fatuus than no illume at all.
The mere sense of living is joy enough.
There's a certain Slant of light, Winter Afternoons-- That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral Tunes--
They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.
We turn not older with years, but newer every day.

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