If your Nerve, deny you —

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During the last three months I’ve become hooked on Emily Dickinson’s enigmatic poetry. Today I’m trying my hand at personal reflections on one of my favorites. It’s from a collection of just over 100 of her poems. The editor has restored the author’s own vocabulary and punctuation, using original, sometimes difficult to decipher manuscripts as her guide.

Fortunately, the editor’s pointers for reading the poems included reading them often and reading them out loud. Since then I’ve Read the rest of this entry »