Emily Dickinson Quotes

What Soft—Cherubic Creatures— These Gentlewomen are— One would as soon assault a Plush— Or violate a Star—
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. repr. in The Complete Poems, no. 401, Harvard variorum edition (1955). What Soft Cherubic Creatures, st. 1 (written c. 1862, published 1896).
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Apparently with no surprise To any happy flower, The frost beheads it at its play
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. Apparently with no surprise (l. 1-3). CP-Di. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) Little, Brown.
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Parting is all we know of heaven, And all we need of hell.
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. repr. in The Complete Poems, no. 1732, Harvard variorum edition (1955). My Life Closed Twice Before its Close (published 1896).
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What soft, cherubic creatures These gentlewomen are!
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. What soft, cherubic creatures (l. 1-2). . . The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) Little, Brown.
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The sun proceeds unmoved To measure off another day For an approving God.
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. Apparently with no surprise (l. 6-8). CP-Di. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) Little, Brown.
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Though I than He—may longer live He longer must—than I— For I have but the power to kill, Without—the power to die—
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. My Life had stood—a Loaded Gun (l. 21-24). . . The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) Little, Brown.
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