April 21, 2011

Emily Dickinson: #249

Posted in Poetry at 9:41 pm by The Lizard Queen

Wild Nights—Wild Nights!
Were I with thee
Wild Nights should be
Our luxury!

Futile—the winds—
To a heart in port—
Done with the compass—
Done with the chart!

Rowing in Eden—
Ah, the sea!
Might I moor—Tonight—
In thee!

—Emily Dickinson



  1. Jingle said,

    such a wise choice from Emily Dickinson,
    Thanks for sharing…



  2. splending feeling when we find the one who loves us, a great selection you posted. Enjoy the potluck!


  3. luaphacim said,

    One of my faves from Emily D. Also, true story: my former boss seems to subscribe to the Emily Dickinson school of punctuational thought. She uses dashes about 3x more frequently than periods, commas, and semi-colons combined. On one hand, it was sort of annoying, but on the other, it was nice because it reminded me of Ms. Dickinson! πŸ™‚

  4. I was at a conference in archaeology years ago in Amherst, MA and stayed nearby her house. We saw Ingmar Bergman’s “Wild Strawberries” in town that night. Now I can’t get the picture of a bottle of wine called “Bardolino” out of my head!

  5. JCO has a recent collection of short stories by this name. It includes perhaps my favorite short story of hers in a decade: “EDickinson RepliLuxe.” A family purchases a robot version of Emily Dickinson, and hell breaks lose. It’s grotesque, it’s horror, it’s violent, it’s feminist, it’s all manner of things, but the main thing is that the reader somehow comes to believe that robot Emily is the real Emily. She’s more human than the humans, at least.

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