I have never walked away from a theater screening with the following thought: “That movie felt like an Emily Dickinson poem.” Never. Ever. And as a Dickinson enthusiast, I am always looking for creative pieces that are comparable, and yet, in generally any comparisons of nowadays offered against the poet’s work, I am at best, … Continue reading Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu)
Question 1: Do you have a favorite Dickinson poem? Question 2: Have you ever seen the manuscript version of it? Case in point— I recently became reacquainted with a poem I’d somewhat forgotten after having buried it into a notebook (that’s the glory of studying Dickinson’s works—there are so many of them that you … Continue reading Favorite Dickinson poem? Check the manuscript.
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?!