Writer's Quote Wednesday: Emily Dickinson


American poet Emily Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was considered to be an eccentric by the locals in the town of Amherst, Massachusetts where she was born and where she died at the age of 55. She lived much of her life in seclusion. She never married, was reluctant to greet guests, preferred to remain in her bedroom, and developed friendships based only on correspondence.

She wrote nearly 1800 poems, but fewer than a dozen were published during her lifetime. Today, Dickinson is revered as a major American poet, and her works are frequently anthologized. She is taught in American literature and poetry classes from middle school to the college level.


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  1. Amy says:

    Thank you for the quote!
    I love Tufted titmouse. They are so cute. 🙂

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    1. Thank you! Yes, the Tufted Titmouse is very cute, and we have them at the feeder all winter long.

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  2. equinoxio21 says:

    Why is it that sadly such talent goes unrecognized during the artist’s life? Whenever I see a Van Gogh painting and think how many million dollars it is now worth, then remember he died in near poverty, it does annoy me…
    Thanks for the post.

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    1. I agree. It is very sad. And then we have the artist who taped a banana to a wall at Art Basel in Miami. It sold for $120,000, and yesterday a performance artist took it off the wall and ate it.

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      1. equinoxio21 says:

        LOL. A 120,000 bucks banana… 🙂

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