Emily Dickinson Quotes

The Soul unto itself Is an imperial friend— Or the most agonizing Spy— An Enemy—could send—
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. repr. in The Complete Poems, no. 683, Harvard variorum edition (1955). The Soul Unto Itself (written c. 1862, published 1891).
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But no Man moved Me—till the Tide Went past my simple Shoe—
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. I started Early—Took my Dog (l. 9-10). CP-Di. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) Little, Brown.
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The Sun shone whole at intervals--/Then Half--then utter hid--/As if Himself were optional/And had Estates of Cloud/Sufficient to enfold Him/Eternally from view--
Emily Dickinson (1831-1886), U.S. poet. "The Sun shone whole at intervals": poem no. 606 in her Collected Poems, lines 9-14 (c. 1862).
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And He—He followed—close behind—
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. I started Early—Took my Dog (l. 17). CP-Di. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) Little, Brown.
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The Lightning showed a Yellow Beak And then a livid Claw.
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. The Wind begun to rock the Grass (l. 11-12). . . The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) Little, Brown.
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This gave me that precarious Gait Some call Experience.
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. I stepped from Plank to Plank (l. 7-8). . . The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) Little, Brown.
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The Dust did scoop itself like Hands And threw away the Road.
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. The Wind begun to rock the Grass (l. 7-8). . . The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) Little, Brown.
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I stepped from Plank to Plank A slow and cautious way
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. I stepped from Plank to Plank (l. 1-2). . . The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) Little, Brown.
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The Wind begun to rock the Grass With threatening Tunes and low—
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. The Wind begun to rock the Grass (l. 1-2). . . The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) Little, Brown.
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Inebriate of Air—am I— And Debauchee of Dew—
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. I taste a liquor never brewed (l. 5-6). . . The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) Little, Brown.
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