Emily Dickinson


Emily Dickinson was born December 10, 1830 and died May 15, 1886. She is virtually unknown in her lifetime.

Emil y has written 1789 poems and over half of them were written during war time. Emily has been regarded along with Walt Whitman as one of the two best American poets of all time. The two poets were opposite in style, personality, and the way they wrote. Emily has also inspired many biographers. By her death only 10 of her poems were published.


                                      Hope is the thing with Feathers

                                           Hope is the thing with feathers

                                                That perches in the soul,

                                       And sings the tune without the words,

                                                 And never stops at all,

                                            And sweetest in the gale is heard;

                                               And sore must be the storm

                                            That could abash the little bird

                                                That kept so many warm.   

                                           I've heard it in the chillest land,

                                                 And on the strangest sea;

                                                 Yet, never, in extremity,

                                                 It asked a crumb of me.