Emily Dickinson, fully Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

Emily
Dickinson, fully Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
1830
1886

American Poet

Author Quotes

Nature is what we know yet have not art to say. So impotent our wisdom is to her simplicity.

She dealt her pretty words like Blades -- How glittering they shone -- And every One unbared a Nerve Or wantoned with a Bone -- She never deemed -- she hurt -- That -- is not Steel's Affair -- A vulgar grimace in the Flesh -- How ill the Creatures bear -- To Ache is human -- not polite -- The Film upon the eye Mortality's old Custom -- Just locking up -- to Die.

The fog is rising.

The truth I do not dare to know I muffle with a jest.

They say that Time assuages - Time never did assuage - An actual suffering strengthens As Sinews do, with age - Time is a Test of Trouble - But not a Remedy - If such it prove, it prove too There was no Malady.

To see the Summer Sky Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie—True Poems flee—

Where Thou art - that - is Home.

Memory is a strange Bell—Jubilee, and Knell.

No ship takes us to distant lands better than a book.

She died--this was the way she died; and when her breath was done, took up her simple wardrobe and started for the sun. Her little figure at the gate the angels must have spied, since I could never find her upon the mortal side.

The Forever consists of many nows.

The truth must dazzle gradually. Or every man be blind.

This is my letter to the world, that never wrote to me,-- the simple news that Nature told, with tender majesty. Her message is committed to hands I cannot see; for love of her, sweet countrymen, judge tenderly of me!

To shut your eyes is to travel.

Who counts the shells in the night to see that you do not miss any?

It's all I have to bring today this and my heart beside this and my heart and all the fields and all the meadows wide be sure to count should I forget someone the sum could tell this and my heart and all the bees which in the clovers dwell.

Mine Enemy is growing old -- I have at last Revenge --the Palate of the Hate departs – if any would avenge. Let him be quick -- the Viand flits -- it is a faded Meat -- anger as soon as fed is dead -- 'tis starving makes it fat.

Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.

Since then 'tis centuries, and yet each feels shorter than the day I first surmised the horses' heads were toward eternity.

The Heart is the Capital of the Mind— The Mind is a single State— The Heart and the Mind together make A single Continent— One—is the Population— Numerous enough— This ecstatic Nation Seek—it is Yourself.

The worm doth woo the mortal, death claims a living bride, night unto day is married, morn unto eventide, earth a merry damsel, and heaven a knight so true, and Earth is quite coquettish, and beseemeth in vain to sue.

This is the Hour of Lead- Remembered, if outlived, as freezing persons, recollect the Snow- First-Chill-then Stupor- then the letting go---

Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.

Who has not found the heaven below will fail of it above. God's residence is next to mine, His furniture is love.

Judge tenderly of me.

Author Picture
First Name
Emily
Last Name
Dickinson, fully Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
Birth Date
1830
Death Date
1886
Bio

American Poet