Friday, January 27, 2006


The year 1862 was a very good year for poetry because Emily Dickinson wrote a lot of poems that year. Here is one of them


The Heart asks Pleasure--first--
And then--Excuse from Pain--
And then--those little Anodynes
That deaden suffering--

And then--to go to sleep--
And then--if it should be
The will of its Inquisitor
The privilege to die--


At 10:21 PM, Blogger Renegade Eye said...

I found this blog surfing. It was a fun read.

Powerful poetry.

At 10:33 PM, Blogger Lynn said...

renegade eye,

Thanks for stopping by. I am glad you enjoyed it.

I checked out your blog and liked it. I look forward to reading more from you.

At 5:04 AM, Blogger Granny said...

I like her too.

Thanks for stopping by "isamericaburning" and for your comment.

Please come back anytime. We'll add you to the blogroll if I ever get my act back together.

Ann (granny) - "worried american" is the other half of our dog and pony show.

At 5:10 AM, Blogger Granny said...

I was speculating on my latest post after reading the comments about who except Kerry & Kennedy could lead the charge. Obama came to mind but I'm sure they'd trash him as "inexperienced"

Maybe in his next term. I'm sure he'll have one. Unless he's already thinking beyond the Senate. I have a friend here who is already daydreaming about the possibility.

At 9:23 AM, Blogger An said...

I love Dickinson. Why? Because she wrote it all with the idea that nobody would ever read it...

At 9:30 AM, Blogger Lynn said...


That is one of the things that fascinates me about her. She had all those wonderful manuscripts that no one knew about.

Emily is one of my three favorite poets.

I stopped by your blog and liked it. I'll be adding it to my list.


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