Emily Dickinson

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Emily Dickinson – 26 March 2008

Emily Dickinson, who was born in Amherst, Massachusetts 10 December 1830, wrote nearly three thousand short poems during her last twenty-six years. Only three of these were published in her lifetime. She died 15 May 1886 and at her funeral, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a popular writer, read Emily Brontë’s “No Coward Soul Is Mine,” which is also known as “Last Lines.” (http://www.all-creatures.org/poetry/lastlines.html

By: Emily Dickinson
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)

I never saw a moor,
I never saw the sea;
Yet know I how the heather looks,
And what a wave must be.

I never spoke with God,
Nor visited in heaven;
Yet certain am I of the spot
As if the chart were given.

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"Joyful Curmudgeon"
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No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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