Poetry: A Book – Emily Dickinson

Time for another new segment on my blog! I love everything to do with books, from reading and reviewing them, to libraries and bookcases, to poetry. So I will from now on also be sharing some of my favourite poems. And I’ll add a little bit of background information to the poet.

And let’s start it off with a bang: Emily Dickinson!

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This American poet published only 10 of her nearly 1800 poems during her lifetime and is considered one of the most original and influential poets of the 19th century. It wasn’t until after her death that the breadth of her work became apparent. She lived an introverted and reclusive life, with a penchant for white clothing, which made her seem quite eccentric. Her poems contain short lines, typically lack titles and use slant rhyme and unconventional capitalization and punctuation.

A Book
Emily Dickinson (1286)

There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry –
This Traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of Toll –
How frugal is the Chariot
That bears a Human Soul –

Happy reading,

Loes M.



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