Emily Dickinson

The Bee

The bee is not afraid of me,
I know the butterfly,
The pretty people in the woods
Receive me cordially.

The Brook

The brooks laugh louder when I come,
The breezes madder play.
Wherefore, mine eyes, thy silver mists?
Wherefore, O summer's day?

Fruit

Forbidden fruit a flavor has
That lawful orchard mocks;
How luscious lies the pea within
The pod that Duty locks!

The Ocean

An everywhere of silver,
With ropes of sand
To keep it from effacing
The track called land

Short Biography of Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts. Where she lived until her death from Bright's disease on May 15, 1886. There she spent most of her life in the family house that was built in 1813, by her grandfather, Samuel Fowler Dickinson.

FIve Fun Facts

  • Emily Dickinson is often referred to as the "Moth of Amherst" due to her purchases of white dresses.
  • Lavina, Emily Dickinson's younger sister discovered hundreds of unpublished poems after Emily's death.
  • Emily's window faced a local cementary and she experienced daily burals everyday.
  • Emily visited a doctor for her eyes and he said that she wouldn't be able to read or write.
  • Emily attended a female seminary and left a year later.