Saturday, December 10, 2011

Emily Dickinson

Because I could not stop for Death --
He kindly stopped for me --.

Emily Dickinson, who was born on this date in 1830, was eccentric and reclusive, spending most of her life alone in her room and carrying out most of her friendships through correspondence.  She was a prolific poet with a completely unique style who wrote nearly 1800 poems -- but fewer than a dozen of them were published during her lifetime.  To borrow Winston Churchill's 1939 description of Russia, Dickinson was "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma."   

Emily Dickinson

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