Emily Dickinson

1830-1886

Amherst, Massachusetts

Description

Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10, 1830 to a very successful family. She had two sibling's, an older brother and a younger sister. Her dad and her had a good relationship, but her mom and her didn't, causing them to separate as the years went on. Emily was very introverted, and later in her years, she had a time of seclusion. She went to Amherst college and learned everything she could and made some friends there. Like her family, she too had a successful life.

Emily realized in her teen years that she liked poetry. She started writing then, but it wasn't until she was twenty five when she really starting writing poems. She lived with her parents in the house where she was born, where she had a room to herself for writing. She spent about ten years on writing, then she was done with it. This was when she went into seclusion. When she was writing, though, she did have success.

"The Daisy Follows Soft the Sun"

The daisy follows soft the sun, And when his golden walk is done, Sits shyly at his feet. He, waking, finds the flower near. "Wherefore, marauder, art thou here?" "Because, sir, love is sweet!" We are the flower, Thou the sun! Forgive us, if as days decline, We nearer steal to Thee,-- Enamored of the parting west, The peace, the flight, the amethyst, Night's possibility!