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What is – Emily Dickinson 

215 What is—”Paradise”— Who live there— Are they “Farmers”— Do they “hoe”— Do they know that this is “Amherst”— And that I—am coming—too— Do they wear “new shoes”—in “Eden”— Is it always pleasant—there— Won’t they scold us—when we’re homesick— Or … Continue reading

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What shall I do when the Summer Troubles – Emily Dickinson 

956 What shall I do when the Summer troubles— What, when the Rose is ripe— What when the Eggs fly off in Music From the Maple Keep? What shall I do when the Skies a’chirrup Drop a Tune on me— … Continue reading

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What shall I do – it Whimpers so – Emily Dickinson

186 What shall I do—it whimpers so— This little Hound within the Heart All day and night with bark and start— And yet, it will not go— Would you untie it, were you me— Would it stop whining—if to Thee— … Continue reading

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What Soft – Cherubic Creatures – Emily Dickinson

401 What Soft—Cherubic Creatures— These Gentlewomen are— One would as soon assault a Plush— Or violate a Star— Such Dimity Convictions— A Horror so refined Of freckled Human Nature— Of Deity—ashamed— It’s such a common—Glory— A Fisherman’s—Degree— Redemption—Brittle Lady— Be … Continue reading

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What would I give to see his Face – Emily Dickinson

247 What would I give to see his face? I’d give—I’d give my life—of course— But that is not enough! Stop just a minute—let me think! I’d give my biggest Bobolink! That makes two—Him—and Life! You know who “June” is— … Continue reading

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When a Lover is a Begger – Emily Dickinson 

When a Lover is a Begger Abject is his Knee –  When a Lover is an Owner Different is he –  What he begged is then the Beggar –  Oh disparity –  Bread of Heaven resents bestowal Like an obloquy … Continue reading

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Poem – “Nature” Is What We See – Emily Dickinson

668  “Nature” is what we see—  The Hill—the Afternoon—  Squirrel—Eclipse—the Bumble bee—  Nay—Nature is Heaven—  Nature is what we hear—  The Bobolink—the Sea—  Thunder—the Cricket—  Nay—Nature is Harmony—  Nature is what we know—  Yet have no art to say—  So … Continue reading

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