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Three Things by and about Emily D.

By June 15, 2011Uncategorized

#1. Maurice Sendak waxing sweetly about reading Emily Dickinson’s works and how she helps him to remain calm in an otherwise hectic world: “I have a little tiny Emily Dickinson [book] that I carry in my pocket everywhere. And you just read three poems of Emily. She is so brave. She is so strong. She is such a sexy, passionate, little woman. I feel better.” (PBS interview with Bill Moyer)

#2. Isabelle Arsenault’s cover art for My Letter to the World, a book of Emily Dickinson’s poems:

#3. A Poem from Complete Poems by Emily Dickinson (1830-86).

Part One: Life

THE BRAIN is wider than the sky,
For, put them side by side,
The one the other will include
With ease, and you beside.

The brain is deeper than the sea,
For, hold them, blue to blue,
The one the other will absorb,
As sponges, buckets do.

The brain is just the weight of God,
For, lift them, pound for pound,
And they will differ, if they do,
As syllable from sound.