Emily Dickinson
A Bird Came Down by Emily Dickinson

A Bird Came Down by Emily Dickinson

A bird came down the walk:He did not know I saw; He bit an angle-worm in halvesAnd ate the fellow, raw.And then he drank a dewFrom a convenient grass,And then hopped sidewise to ...

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Because I Could Not Stop For Death by Emily Dickinson

Because I Could Not Stop For Death by Emily Dickinson

Because I could not stop for Death- He kindly stopped for me- The Carriage held but just Ourselves- And Immortality.We slowly drove- He knew no hasteAnd I had put awayMy labor ...

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“Nature” Is What We See by Emily Dickinson

“Nature” Is What We See by 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 ...

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“Faith” Is A Fine Invention by Emily Dickinson

“Faith” Is A Fine Invention by Emily Dickinson

185"Faith" is a fine inventionWhen Gentlemen can see—But Microscopes are prudentIn an Emergency.

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“Why Do I Love” You, Sir? by Emily Dickinson

“Why Do I Love” You, Sir? by Emily Dickinson

480"Why do I love" You, Sir?Because—The Wind does not require the GrassTo answer—Wherefore when He passShe cannot keep Her place.Because He knows—andDo not You—And We know ...

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A Charm Invests A Face by Emily Dickinson

A Charm Invests A Face by Emily Dickinson

421A Charm invests a faceImperfectly beheld—The Lady dare not lift her VeilFor fear it be dispelled—But peers beyond her mesh—And wishes—and denies—Lest Interview—annul a wantThat ...

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A Clock Stopped — Not The Mantel’s by Emily Dickinson

A Clock Stopped — Not The Mantel’s by Emily Dickinson

A clock stopped -- not the mantel's Geneva's farthest skillCan't put the puppet bowing That just now dangled still.An awe came on the trinket! The figures hunched with ...

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I’M Nobody! Who Are You? by Emily Dickinson

I’M Nobody! Who Are You? by Emily Dickinson

I'm nobody! Who are you?Are you nobody, too?Then there's a pair of us -- don't tell!They'd banish -- you know!How dreary to be somebody!How public like a frogTo tell one's name ...

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A Book by Emily Dickinson

A Book by Emily Dickinson

There is no frigate like a bookTo take us lands away,Nor any coursers like a pageOf prancing poetry.This traverse may the poorest takeWithout oppress of toll;How frugal is the ...

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A Coffin—is A Small Domain by Emily Dickinson

A Coffin—is A Small Domain by Emily Dickinson

A Coffin—is a small Domain,Yet able to containA Citizen of ParadiseIn it diminished Plane.A Grave—is a restricted Breadth—Yet ampler than the Sun—And all the Seas He populatesAnd ...

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A Narrow Fellow In The Grass by Emily Dickinson

A Narrow Fellow In The Grass by Emily Dickinson

A narrow fellow in the grassOccasionally rides;You may have met him,--did you not,His notice sudden is.The grass divides as with a comb,A spotted shaft is seen;And then it closes ...

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“Heaven”—Is What I Cannot Reach! by Emily Dickinson

“Heaven”—Is What I Cannot Reach! by Emily Dickinson

239"Heaven"—is what I cannot reach!The Apple on the Tree—Provided it do hopeless—hang—That—"He aven" is—to Me!The Color, on the Cruising Cloud—The interdicted Land—Behind the ...

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A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some by Emily Dickinson

A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some by Emily Dickinson

816A Death blow is a Life blow to SomeWho till they died, did not alive become—Who had they lived, had died but whenThey died, Vitality begun.

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If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking, by Emily Dickinson

If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking, by Emily Dickinson

If I can stop one heart from breaking,I shall not live in vain;If I can ease one life the aching,Or cool one pain,Or help one fainting robinUnto his nest again,I shall not live in ...

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A Secret Told by Emily Dickinson

A Secret Told by Emily Dickinson

381A Secret told—Ceases to be a Secret—then—A Secret—kept—That—can appal but One—Better of it—continual be afraid—Than it—And Whom you told it to—beside—

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“Heaven” Has Different Signs — To Me by Emily Dickinson

“Heaven” Has Different Signs — To Me by Emily Dickinson

575"Heaven" has different Signs—to me—Sometimes, I think that NoonIs but a symbol of the Place—And when again, at Dawn,A mighty look runs round the WorldAnd settles in the ...

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“I Want” — It Pleaded — All Its Life by Emily Dickinson

“I Want” — It Pleaded — All Its Life by Emily Dickinson

731"I want"—it pleaded—All its life—I want—was chief it saidWhen Skill entreated it—the last—And when so newly dead—I could not deem it late—to hearThat single—steadfast sigh—The ...

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Dare You See A Soul At The White Heat? by Emily Dickinson

Dare You See A Soul At The White Heat? by Emily Dickinson

365Dare you see a Soul at the White Heat?Then crouch within the door—Red—is the Fire's common tint—But when the vivid OreHas vanquished Flame's conditions,It quivers from the ...

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‘Speech’—is A Prank Of Parliament by Emily Dickinson

‘Speech’—is A Prank Of Parliament by Emily Dickinson

688'Speech'—is a prank of Parliament—'Tears'—is a trick of the nerve—But the Heart with the heaviest freight on—Doesn't—always—move —

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‘They Have Not Chosen Me,’ He Said by Emily Dickinson

‘They Have Not Chosen Me,’ He Said by Emily Dickinson

'They have not chosen me,' he said,'But I have chosen them!'Brave—Broken hearted statement—Uttered in Bethlehem!I could not have told it,But since Jesus dared—Sovereign! Know a ...

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A Dying Tiger — Moaned For Drink by Emily Dickinson

A Dying Tiger — Moaned For Drink by Emily Dickinson

566A Dying Tiger—moaned for Drink—I hunted all the Sand—I caught the Dripping of a RockAnd bore it in my Hand—His Mighty Balls—in death were thick—But searching—I could seeA ...

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“Unto Me?” I Do Not Know You by Emily Dickinson

“Unto Me?” I Do Not Know You by Emily Dickinson

964"Unto Me?" I do not know you—Where may be your House?"I am Jesus—Late of Judea—Now—of Paradise"—Wagons—have you—to convey me?This is far from Thence—"Arms of Mine—sufficient ...

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‘Arcturus’ Is His Other Name by Emily Dickinson

‘Arcturus’ Is His Other Name by Emily Dickinson

70'Arcturus' is his other name—I'd rather call him 'Star.'It's very mean of ScienceTo go and interfere! I slew a worm the other day—A 'Savant' passing byMurmured ...

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A Cloud Withdrew From The Sky by Emily Dickinson

A Cloud Withdrew From The Sky by Emily Dickinson

895A Cloud withdrew from the SkySuperior Glory beBut that Cloud and its AuxiliariesAre forever lost to meHad I but further scannedHad I secured the GlowIn an Hermetic MemoryIt had ...

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‘Morning’ Means ‘Milking’ To The Farmer by Emily Dickinson

‘Morning’ Means ‘Milking’ To The Farmer by Emily Dickinson

300'Morning'—means 'Milking'—to the Farmer—Dawn—to the Teneriffe—Dice—to the Maid—Morning means just Risk—to the Lover—Just revelation—to the Beloved—Epicures—date a Breakfast—by ...

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A Happy Lip — Breaks Sudden by Emily Dickinson

A Happy Lip — Breaks Sudden by Emily Dickinson

353A happy lip—breaks sudden—It doesn't state you howIt contemplated—smiling—Just consummated—now—But this one, wears its merrimentSo patient—like a pain—Fresh gilded—to elude the ...

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A Drop Fell On The Apple Tree by Emily Dickinson

A Drop Fell On The Apple Tree by Emily Dickinson

A drop fell on the apple treeAnother on the roof;A half a dozen kissed the eaves,And made the gables laugh.A few went out to help the brook,That went to help the sea.Myself ...

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A Little Road Not Made Man by Emily Dickinson

A Little Road Not Made Man by Emily Dickinson

A little road not made of man,Enabled of the eye,Accessible to thill of bee,Or cart of butterfly.If town it have, beyond itself,'T is that I cannot say;I only sigh,--no ...

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A Burdock — Clawed My Gown by Emily Dickinson

A Burdock — Clawed My Gown by Emily Dickinson

229A Burdock—clawed my Gown—Not Burdock's—blame—But mine—Who went too nearThe Burdock's Den—A Bog—affronts my shoe—What else have Bogs—to do—The only Trade they know—The splashing ...

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A Darting Fear — A Pomp — A Tear by Emily Dickinson

A Darting Fear — A Pomp — A Tear by Emily Dickinson

87A darting fear—a pomp—a tear—A waking on a mornTo find that what one waked for,Inhales the different dawn.

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“Houses” — So The Wise Men Tell Me by Emily Dickinson

“Houses” — So The Wise Men Tell Me by Emily Dickinson

127"Houses"—so the Wise Men tell me—"Mansions"! Mansions must be warm!Mansions cannot let the tears in,Mansions must exclude the storm!"Many Mansions," by "his Father,"I don't ...

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A House Upon The Height by Emily Dickinson

A House Upon The Height by Emily Dickinson

399A House upon the Height—That Wagon never reached—No Dead, were ever carried down—No Peddler's Cart—approached—Whose Chimney never smoked—Whose Windows—Night and Morn—Caught ...

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A Light Exists In Spring by Emily Dickinson

A Light Exists In Spring by Emily Dickinson

A light exists in spring Not present on the yearAt any other period. When March is scarcely hereA color stands abroad On solitary hillsThat science cannot overtake, But ...

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A Fuzzy Fellow, Without Feet by Emily Dickinson

A Fuzzy Fellow, Without Feet by Emily Dickinson

173A fuzzy fellow, without feet,Yet doth exceeding run!Of velvet, is his Countenance,And his Complexion, dun!Sometime, he dwelleth in the grass!Sometime, upon a bough,From which ...

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A Slash Of Blue by Emily Dickinson

A Slash Of Blue by Emily Dickinson

204A slash of Blue—A sweep of Gray—Some scarlet patches on the way,Compose an Evening Sky—A little purple—slipped between—Some Ruby Trousers hurried on—A Wave of Gold—A Bank of ...

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A Little Bread — A Crust — A Crumb by Emily Dickinson

A Little Bread — A Crust — A Crumb by Emily Dickinson

159A little bread—a crust—a crumb—A little trust—a demijohn—Can keep the soul alive—Not portly, mind! but breathing—warm—Conscious—as old Napoleon,The night before the Crown!A ...

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Death Leaves Us Homesick, Who Behind by Emily Dickinson

Death Leaves Us Homesick, Who Behind by Emily Dickinson

Death leaves Us homesick, who behind,Except that it is goneAre ignorant of its ConcernAs if it were not born.Through all their former Places, weLike Individuals goWho something ...

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Ample Make This Bed. by Emily Dickinson

Ample Make This Bed. by Emily Dickinson

Ample make this bed.Make this bed with awe;In it wait till judgment breakExcellent and fair.Be its mattress straight,Be its pillow round;Let no sunrise' yellow noiseInterrupt this ...

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Success Is Counted Sweetest by Emily Dickinson

Success Is Counted Sweetest by Emily Dickinson

Success is counted sweetestBy those who ne'er succeed.To comprehend a nectarRequires sorest need.Not one of all the purple HostWho took the Flag todayCan tell the definitionSo ...

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A Day! Help! Help! Another Day! by Emily Dickinson

A Day! Help! Help! Another Day! by Emily Dickinson

42A Day! Help! Help! Another Day!Your prayers, oh Passer by!From such a common ball as thisMight date a Victory!From marshallings as simpleThe flags of nations swang.Steady—my ...

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After Great Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes by Emily Dickinson

After Great Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes by Emily Dickinson

After great pain, a formal feeling comes--The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Toombs--The stiff Heart questions was it He, that bore,And Yesterday, or Centuries before? The Feet, ...

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A Door Just Opened On A Street by Emily Dickinson

A Door Just Opened On A Street by Emily Dickinson

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 ...

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Ah, Moon—and Star! by Emily Dickinson

Ah, Moon—and Star! by Emily Dickinson

240Ah, Moon—and Star!You are very far—But were no oneFarther than you—Do you think I'd stopFor a Firmament—Or a Cubit—or so?I could borrow a BonnetOf the Lark—And a Chamois' ...

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A Doubt If It Be Us by Emily Dickinson

A Doubt If It Be Us by Emily Dickinson

859A doubt if it be UsAssists the staggering MindIn an extremer AnguishUntil it footing find.An Unreality is lent,A merciful MirageThat makes the living possibleWhile it suspends ...

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Dying! Dying In The Night! by Emily Dickinson

Dying! Dying In The Night! by Emily Dickinson

158Dying! Dying in the night!Won't somebody bring the lightSo I can see which way to goInto the everlasting snow?And "Jesus"! Where is Jesus gone?They said that Jesus—always ...

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A Moth The Hue Of This by Emily Dickinson

A Moth The Hue Of This by Emily Dickinson

841A Moth the hue of thisHaunts Candles in Brazil.Nature's Experience would makeOur Reddest Second pale.Nature is fond, I sometimes think,Of Trinkets, as a Girl.

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A First Mute Coming by Emily Dickinson

A First Mute Coming by Emily Dickinson

702A first Mute Coming—In the Stranger's House—A first fair Going—When the Bells rejoice—A first Exchange—ofWhat hath mingled—been—For Lot—exhibited toFaith—alone—

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A Long, Long Sleep, A Famous Sleep by Emily Dickinson

A Long, Long Sleep, A Famous Sleep by Emily Dickinson

A long, long sleep, a famous sleepThat makes no show for dawnBy strech of limb or stir of lid, --An independent one.Was ever idleness like this?Within a hut of stoneTo bask the ...

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Alone, I Cannot Be by Emily Dickinson

Alone, I Cannot Be by Emily Dickinson

298Alone, I cannot be—For Hosts—do visit me—Recordless Company—Who baffle Key—They have no Robes, nor Names—No Almanacs—nor Climes—But general HomesLike Gnomes—Their Coming, may ...

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A Shady Friend For Torrid Days by Emily Dickinson

A Shady Friend For Torrid Days by Emily Dickinson

A shady friend for torrid daysIs easier to findThan one of higher temperatureFor frigid hour of mind.The vane a little to the eastScares muslin souls away;If broadcloth breasts ...

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