I got you. (Grammarian Disclaimer: “I’ve got you” didn’t have the oomph) My without-reservations-recommendation for the top of your holiday reading list is (drum roll, Griswold-style) Emily Dickinson’s Poems: As She Preserved Them, edited by Cristanne Miller! I’m sure you’re surprised. Sincerely though: Reading a Dickinson poem only takes about 2-3 minutes, even if you’re … Continue reading Looking for a holiday read that nestles perfectly within those expansive bursts of 4-5 minutes of freedom?
Emily Dickinson. *cue wisps of white curtains spilling from a midnight window* *cue a shadowy figure diving out of sight of passersby* *cue flowers and birds and a post-death cleanup likely including the phrase: “Hey, who the heck shoved so much paper in this drawer?!”* *Etc* The name conjures various images for plenty of … Continue reading 189 years?!
The chill and ease of the bent wood soothed my palms. The paint on the oval top—lit with color across a polished brown, before—had faded considerably, leaving the single five-petaled flower in its center muted and worn. Its two rows of encircling vines appeared more as bared shadows than the lush greenery they once were. … Continue reading Excerpt from The Other Dickinson