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1Because I could not stop for CopsThey kindly Stopped for MeThe Roadblocks covered all three lanesPerfect Symmetry2A narrow Fellow - in the grassWith one eyed – snake – and smileYou may have met him – did you notThe local – paedo – phile3I heard a Boy-Band - when I diedThe Radio - was onAnd rushing so - to switch it OffAnd catching - my left ThumbAnd dancing round in - Painful JigAnd - tripping on a clodSuch - Banal invitation - toThe Vestibule of God4Hope is a thing with feathersThat perches in my BowlAnd pecks up all my CerealUntil it's drowned in milk5When the Landlord turned - the drunken BeeOut of - the Foxglove's door,They arrested him - for being "twee"And broke his - fingers fourGood Selected Poems Creat Emily Dickinson is Books Wonderful selection of this great poet s greatest, most popular poems Includes There s a certain slant of light, Because I could not stop for death, It was not death for I stood up.. Emily Dickinson was an American poet who, despite the fact that less than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime, is widely considered one of the most original and influential poets of the 19th century.Dickinson was born to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life After she studied at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family s house in Amherst Thought of as an eccentric by the locals, she became known for her penchant for white clothing and her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, even leave her room Most of her friendships were therefore carried out by correspondence.Although Dickinson was a prolific private poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime.The work that was published during her lifetime was usually altered significantly by the publishers to fit the conventional poetic rules of the time Dickinson s poems are unique for the era in which she wrote they contain short lines, typically lack titles, and often use slant rhyme as well as unconventional capitalization and punctuation.Many of her poems deal with themes of death and immortality, two recurring topics in letters to her friends.Although most of her acquaintances were probably aware of Dickinson s writing, it was not until after her death in 1886 when Lavinia, Emily s younger sister, discovered her cache of poems that the breadth of Dickinson s work became apparent Her first collection of poetry was published in 1890 by personal acquaintances Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd, both of whom heavily edited the content A complete and mostly unaltered collection of her poetry became available for the first time in 1955 when The Poems of Emily Dickinson was published by scholar Thomas H Johnson Despite unfavorable reviews and skepticism of her literary prowess during the late 19th and early 20th century, critics now consider Dickinson to be a major American poet.For information, please see answers topic emily di. Bestseller Ebook Selected Poems Emily Dickinson is one of my favourite poets; she is the gothic queen of poetry. At times she strongly reminds me of Edgar Allan Poe. Her poems are less macabre than Poe’s and certainly less fantastical, focusing more on human perception of the darkness and the realities of life, but her work is undoubtedly on par with his in the vein of dark romanticism. There’s just something exceedingly morose about the way in which she writes. She was terribly depressed for much of her life, and such a pessimistic attitude to life can be seen within her writing. These are the words of a woman completely disillusion with the human experience; there is little light in these poems. Humans are portrayed as weak and self-destructive; they are at times evil and even hellish in nature. All depictions are typically one sided with the darkness conquering any sense of hope. If anything hope is dead within her words. There is only one thing we are striving for in life, and that’s the end according to such thinking. DeathRead enough of Dickinson’s poetry and you will see how obsessed with death she is; it a recurring theme across her work, one she brings up time and time again. She spent most of her life in solitude so it’s no surprise that she came up with poetry so dark in content; she had a miserable life, and it reflects in the nature of her writing: "Because I could not stop for Death – He kindly stopped for me – The Carriage held but just Ourselves – And Immortality."The words feel calm and almost serene, as the speaker is accepting of her mortality. She establishes the idea that death is not a choice; it just happens like life just happens. So we should just sit back and enjoy the ride, as she does in Death’s carriage. It passes through the surrounding scenery at a slow pace and observes children playing near wide open fields. This is indicative of the fact that death will come for everyone: there’s no escaping it. The speaker is only half dressed, which suggest that nobody is truly ever ready for death; it comes when it will come never mind how unprepared you are. Death waits for no man. Death is personified as a gentleman here, one who will escort her to the afterlife. Death, to Dickinson, is not the end; it is the road to immortality: the beginning. Indeed, at the end of the poem she reveals she has actually been dead for centuries (shock-horror!) We’re left with the lingering image of dead horses perpetually pushing her forward into eternity. It’s a wonderful poem, dark and gripping, ethereal and enchanting. Of all of Dickinson’s poetry, this is the one that sticks with me. Years after I first read it, I still hear the opening lines. She also characterises God as a reckless and almost careless deity. He is not the ideal that many perceive him to be. At the moment of death he fumbles at your soul; you are not elevated or taken to heaven, but “stunned” and “scalped” in the process, then struck like a “thunderbolt.” God has paws which make him sound animalistic and beastlike; he is not kind and forgiving. Death is not the end, but it doesn’t have to be a glamourous experience. Indeed, in another poem the speaker is transfixed by the buzzing of a fly as she lies on her death bed. It’s the last thing she hears; it’s her last experience on earth. In this, it abandons all glorified religious imagery, and almost portrays an ironically realistic moment. She further hints that faith only works for those that are truly devout. If you don’t really believe in it, then calling upon God’s name is pointless. She suggests that those people should look to science for the answers rather than a false bastion they don’t really believe in. Dickinson is my idea of the perfect poet. She is a religious sceptic, but she is not dismissive of a possible truth in religion. Her poetry dances between opposing ideas and it doesn’t suggest truth in either of them; thus, it is open to interpretation and debate. It can be read in different ways and through this it is profound, powerful and utterly beautiful. I love her unique style, though she’s not one that’s going to leave you feeling uplifted after reading her work that's for sure.
Selected Poems Cummings, E E Kennedy, Richard S Aug , But my old book of the complete poems from the s was missing from my library shelves, probably appropriated by one of my sons I wish him well in digesting it So, in its place, I bought this edition of SELECTED POEMS, edited by Richard S Kennedy There is a lot to be said for it It includes poems. Selected Poems Ruefle, Mary Books Aug , Selected Poems offers readers a chance to catch on to one of the most distinctive talents of our time, one of the few who can genuinely startle Ruefle is clearly one of the best American poets writing, and her body of work is remarkable for its spiritual force, intelligence, stylistic virtuosity, and adventurousness Tony Hoagland Selected Poems by Robert Burns Selected Poems Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Selected Poems Brecht, Bertolt Mar , Selected Poems Twentieth Century Classics Marina Tsvetaeva . out of stars Paperback . Sky Below Selected Works Raul Zurita Paperback . Selected Poems of Anna Akhmatova Anna Akhmatova . out of stars Paperback . Aime Cesaire, The Collected Poetry Aime Cesaire . out Selected Poems by E.E Cummings Selected Poems by E.E Cummings, Richard S Kennedy Editor . Rating details , ratings reviews The one hundred and fifty six poems here, arranged in twelve sections and introduced by E E Cummings s biographer, include his most popular poems, spanning his earliest creations, his vivacious linguistic acrobatics, up to his last valedictory sonnets.

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    Emily Dickinson was an American poet who, despite the fact that less than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime, is widely considered one of the most original and influential poets of the 19th century.Dickinson was born to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life After she studied at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family s house in Amherst Thought of as an eccentric by the locals, she became known for her penchant for white clothing and her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, even leave her room Most of her friendships were therefore carried out by correspondence.Although Dickinson was a prolific private poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime.The work that was published during her lifetime was usually altered significantly by the publishers to fit the conventional poetic rules of the time Dickinson s poems are unique for the era in which she wrote they contain short lines, typically lack titles, and often use slant rhyme as well as unconventional capitalization and punctuation.Many of her poems deal with themes of death and immortality, two recurring topics in letters to her friends.Although most of her acquaintances were probably aware of Dickinson s writing, it was not until after her death in 1886 when Lavinia, Emily s younger sister, discovered her cache of poems that the breadth of Dickinson s work became apparent Her first collection of poetry was published in 1890 by personal acquaintances Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd, both of whom heavily edited the content A complete and mostly unaltered collection of her poetry became available for the first time in 1955 when The Poems of Emily Dickinson was published by scholar Thomas H Johnson Despite unfavorable reviews and skepticism of her literary prowess during the late 19th and early 20th century, critics now consider Dickinson to be a major American poet.For information, please see answers topic emily di

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  • Emily Dickinson is one of my favourite poets she is the gothic queen of poetry At times she strongly reminds me of Edgar Allan Poe Her poems are less macabre than Poe s and certainly less fantastical, focusing on human perception of the darkness and the realities of life, but her work is undoubtedly on par with his in the vein of dark romanticism There s just something exceedingly morose about the way in which she writes She was terribly depressed for much of her life, and such a pessimistic at [...]


  • There is no frigate like a book To take us lands away, Nor any coursers like a page Of prancing poetry This traverse may the poorest take Without oppress of toll How frugal is the chariot That bears a human soul She described my needs with beauty and accuracy That is all I need A book And coffee And maybe something to eat But mostly a book.Last weekend weekends the only time I can read like a maniac and write some things , I put on hold all my currently reading books and dedicated myself to poet [...]


  • 1Because I could not stop for CopsThey kindly Stopped for MeThe Roadblocks covered all three lanesPerfect Symmetry2A narrow Fellow in the grassWith one eyed snake and smileYou may have met him did you notThe local paedo phile3I heard a Boy Band when I diedThe Radio was onAnd rushing so to switch it OffAnd catching my left ThumbAnd dancing round in Painful JigAnd tripping on a clodSuch Banal invitation toThe Vestibule of God4Hope is a thing with feathersThat perches in my BowlAnd pecks up all my [...]


  • A Book There is no frigate like a bookTo take us lands away,Nor any coursers like a pageOf prancing poetry.This traverse may be the poorest takeWithout oppress of toll How frugal is the chariotThat bears the human soul


  • There is the mosaic, pictogram concentration of ideas into which she codes a volcanic elemental imagination, an apocalyptic vision there is the tranced suspense and deliberation in her punctuation of dashes, and the riddling, oblique artistic strategies, the Shakespearian texture of the language, solid with metaphor, saturated with homeliest imagery and experience and everywhere there is the teeming carnival of world life Introduction by Ted Hughes in Selected Poems by Emily Dickinson I think of [...]




  • EMILY DICKINSON Although very little is known about her life, she is still by name alone, one of the most well known American poets to have ever lived All of Ms Dickinson s poems have the ability to move, provoke and delight any reader however, these two poems tugged at my heartstrings the most The Soul s Storm struck me every day The lightning was as newAs if the cloud that instant slit And let the fire through.It burned me in the night, It blistered in my dream It sickened, fresh upon my sight [...]


  • This miniature book contains 65 selected poems written by Emily Dickinson between the years 1858 and 1865 Emily, an educated American woman from Amherst, Massachusetts lived an eccentric, reclusive life only anonymously publishing less than a dozen of the 1,175 poems she authored The body of her work was discovered upon her death.The themes in this selection feature a deep sense of time, reflections on life, her surroundings, sorrow, spirit, a recurrent pondering of nature, mortality, occasional [...]



  • This volume of Dickinson s poetry is selected with an introduction by the poet Billy Collins The introduction is standard, with Collins establishing biographical details and historical context Which is interesting, but common knowledge to anyone who has read anything about Dickinson What makes the introduction interesting is Collins s perspective on Dickinson s letters to the world his admiration for her use of metaphor, her figure of speech that he likens to a kind of New England surrealism , h [...]




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  • I can t decide between two or three stars for this one I guess this isn t really my kind of poetry, but I don t really read a lot of poetry in the first place Some of the poems I didn t have the energy to interpret, others came easier, and a couple amused me The cover was my favorite part because it s so beautiful.



  • My first reading of Emily Dickinson is not actually in this collection selected by Ted Hughes They were love poems called Wild Nights Wild Nights and I cannot live with you I knew then that this poet is going to be one of my favorites The imagery she paints is just too unique and original that reading them over and over again can produce different meanings for the reader In this collection, Ted Hughes, also a notable poet, not least because he was married to Sylvia Plath, selected 40 plus pages [...]


  • I especially love the one that sounds like a rap The Wind didn t come from the Orchard today Further than that Nor stop to play with the Hay Nor threaten a Hat He s a transitive fellow very Rely on that If He leave a Bur at the doorWe know He has climbed a Fir But the Fir is Where Declare Were you ever there If He brings Odors of Clovers And that is His business not Ours Then He has been with the Mowers Whetting away the HoursTo sweet pauses of Hay His Way of a June Day If He fling Sand, and Peb [...]


  • I love poetry, though I wonder sometimes whether I love the idea of poetry than the thing itself Of course that s not entirely true because give me a deep poem and I will always admire you and maybe fall a little bit in love, too Still I don t read it often.I say this because I don t feel qualified to rate this selection I read somewhere that for those who read love know Dickinson, the lack of her characteristic punctuation and capitalisation is a drawback in this edition Understandably I d lov [...]


  • Os poemas de Dickinson est o entre os mais tristes que j li, as imagens l ricas que ela forma de maneira simples e minimalistas s o carregadas de uma melancolia sem fim, dentre os melhores traduzidos desta edi o felizmente bilingue est este Para as assombra es, desnecess ria a alcova,Desnecess ria, a casa O c rebro tem corredores que superamOs espa os materiais.Mais seguro encontrar meia noiteUm fantasma,Que enfrentar, internamente,Aquele h spede p lido.Mais seguro galopar cruzando um cemit rioP [...]


  • En palabras de Laura Freixas, Emily Dickinson es una genia con habitaci n propia Completamente de acuerdo.Aqu pod is escuchar la conferencia entera que le dedica Freixas youtube watch v 6D 4r Dos poemas 1355The Mind lives on the HeartLike any Parasite If that is full of MeatThe Mind is fat.But if the Heart omitEmaciate the Wit The Aliment of itSo absolute.449I died for Beauty but was scarceAdjusted in the tombWhen One who died for Truth, was lainIn an adjoing Room He questioned softly Why I fail [...]


  • Em honra de seu anivers rio J tinha lido a edi o da LPM, reli esta porque Dickinson nunca demais, tenho mais uma edi o de sua poesia completa que lerei ano que vem porque a beleza que essa mulher traz infinita e quem est dando nota baixa pra ela n o a merece.



  • The Forgotten GraveAfter a hundred yearsNobody knows the place, Agony, that enacted there,Motionless as peace Weeds triumphant ranged,Strangers strolled and spelledAt the lone orthographyOf the elder dead.Winds of summer fieldsRecollect the way, Instinct picking up the key Dropped by memory This is my first Emily Dickinson book and what I thought to be a tranquil reading soon became a complex and dense experience Before long I could see why she was one of the most important poets of the nineteen [...]


  • My first reading of Dickinson s poetry and I LOVED them This collection includes over 100 of her poetry obviously the best At first glance the book and poems seemed so simple and easy to read so I picked it up to read in my spare time if I ever get any but it ended up stealing the time I wanted to spend on other books There is a rich suggestiveness in her poems which generates a range of meanings, and they make you stop and think because every poem seems has than one meaning I see there are som [...]


  • The Martyr PoetsThe Martyr Poets did not tell But wrought their Pang in syllable That when their mortal name be numb Their mortal fate encourage Some The Martyr Painters never spoke Bequeathing rather to their WorkThat when their conscious fingers cease Some seek in Art the Art of Peace


  • Ein Gedicht sch ner als das andere Emily Dickinson hat mit ihren Worten nicht nur unz hlige Gef hle sondern auch die Sch nheit der Natur eingefangen Sie ist zweifellos eine meiner liebsten Dichterinnen.


  • I loved this I love short poems and Emily we re on a first name basis is queen of the short form I adored than half the poems in this 100 poem collection I m pretty sure Emily and I would have gotten along, especially ten years ago when I was a goth and writing poetry every day


  • This is a good selection of poems, but the big drawback is that Dickinson s unusual punctuation has been smoothed out and most of her characteristic dashes have been removed.



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