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D - Emily Dickinson

Posted by Claudia Moser on 10:00 AM in , ,

This time, Emily Dickinson with her soulfull poems.

A door just opened

A door just opened on a street--
   I, lost, was passing by--
An instant's width of warmth disclosed
   And wealth, and company.

The door as sudden shut, and I,
   I, lost, was passing by,--
Lost doubly, but by contrast most,
   Enlightening misery.

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I love that Poem by Emily. I really like the theme you're going with this year!


Great theme with the women authors, Claudia. I love Emily Dickinson. I still remember having to memorize and recite one of her poems back in grade school. I can still recall the words, too.

The wind began to rock the earth with threatening tunes and low.

He flung a menace at the sky, a menace at the earth....etc.

Amazing how it stays with me over forty years later.

Cattitude and Gratitude


@Diane - thank you so much, I am also happy how the theme evolves
@Cat - yes, we do remember more than we think! Thank you for dropping by


Emily Dickinson is definitely one of my favorites. :D Cheers!! Jenn


@Jenn - curious how many authors we will have in common till the end :)


Great choice for D! It's sad to read about her reclusive life. Today she would most likely have been diagnosed with a mental illness and had some some help. She may have had a better life, but then, we may have been deprived of her great writings.
Kathy at Oak Lawn Images


I love Emily Dickinson. What a soulful poem.


I love Emily Dickinson.


Gorgeous poem, and concept. Good luck with the A-Z!


she was a great woman


I haven't seen this one. What a thought provoking poem to start my day. Thanks!


very nice.


i love her kinda crazy.


@Kathy - indeed, different times, different approaches
@Talya - she has an incredibke way with words
@Ruth - good :)
@Beverly - thank you, I enjoy it more and more
@Adam - so true
@Amy - welcome!
@Danneromero - happy you enjoyed it
@Pam - well put!


I hadn't read this poem before, either. Very nice.


@Elaine - it is nice, I agree


I confess I haven't read much of Emily Dickinson. That peom was very sad though.


@Paula - it is sad indeed


Wow, that's such a sad and deep poem. Maybe I should read more of Emily Dickinson's work.


As you know, I'm not good with poetry (but I know what I like), but the line about 'an instant's width of warmth disclosed' was stunning. So very melancholy.


@Misha - she has other great poems, worth reading
@Gil - I know but glad you liked her!


No one could be so deep and seemingly irreverent at the same time. Love her poems!


Another talented writer.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com


Just a glance is sometimes all it takes.
An insightful poem.
Sometimes I wonder if I leave the door open just a crack what will others see?
The High Cost of this Low Living


A poem well selected for Emily Dickinson. Such a profound meaning. I must confess, I'm not a huge fan of Emily Dickinson.


@Corinne - her style is unique, I agree
@Joyce - true
@Bushmann - sometimes I am glad we don't see in other rooms
@Suzy - not everyone's cup of tea, indeed

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