Emily Dickinson

five interesting facts

  • Born on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts, Emily Dickinson left school as a teenager to live a reclusive life on the family homestead.
  • Dickinson's remarkable work was published after her death—on May 15, 1886, in Amherst
  • Her family had deep roots in New England. Her paternal grandfather, Samuel Dickinson, was well known as the founder of Amherst College.
  • Emily Dickinson was educated at Amherst Academy (now Amherst College) and the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary.
  • She was an excellent student, despite missing long stretches of the school year due to frequent illness and depression

water is taught by thirst

Water, is taught by thirst.
Land—by the Oceans passed.
Transport—by throe—
Peace—by its battles told—
Love, by Memorial Mold—
Birds, by the Snow.
she was born December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts. all of her work was published after she died on may 15, 1886 in Amherst, Massachusetts. she had become well known as a centre for education based around Amherst college.

Faith is a fune invention

"Faith" is a fine invention
When Gentlemen can see—
But Microscopes are prudent
In an Emergency.

A Day! Help! Help! Another Day!

A Day! Help! Help! Another Day!
Your prayers, oh Passer by!
From such a common ball as this
Might date a Victory!
From marshallings as simple
The flags of nations swang.
Steady—my soul: What issues
Upon thine arrow hang!