I'm developing a fascination for the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Anyone have a favorite (or two, or three, or...) poem of hers--or know of a good complete collection of her poetry or a good website to check out? Thanks!
"Hope is a thing with feathers" and all the rest can be found here.
Just click on 'Classical Poets' (at the top of the homepage, and scroll alphabetically to any poet you like.
all the rest can be found here.
I'm afraid not Jack. But here are the top 1775.
I too love Dickinson. She seems to be a favorite to a lot of us here. I am currently trying to memorize "I felt a Funeral in my Brain" for my W303 Poetry Writing class. I have until Thursday.....pray for me! It's not as short as most of them.
I just read an article in my local newspaper "The South Bend Tribune" about this new museum and the annivarsary of her death is coming up on May 15. Check out the website:
My favorite (at the moment) is the one that begins, "I'm nobody. Who are you?"
It was NOT always my favorite. In fact, I thought it was precious and irritating. And then there was an episode of "thirtysomething" in which Gary had a dream: In the dream, he was lying in his own bed and he heard someone in the house. So he got up and went downstairs, and there was Emily Dickinson, busily sorting papers on his dining-room table. (Emily was played by Mary Beth Hurt).
Gary said: "Who are you?"
And Emily snapped back at him: "Nobody. Who are you?"
Her tone said, "I'm busy, don't interrupt unless you have something to say that's worth my time."
Somehow that cut the ice and I've been able to enjoy the poem ever since.
Emily Dickinson was on "thirtysomething?" How did I miss that one?
The "thirtysomething" episode with Emily Dickinson (in Gary's dream) took place shortly after his daughter was born. I don't know if that will help you track it down.
Is this the one where she sings her most famousest poem, "The Yellow Rose of Texas"?
Hey -- if you're obsessed with E.D., you must watch THE BELLE OF AMHERST, a one-woman play about her. Julie Harris played the part in a production that was filmed in 1976 and IS available on video. It's the sort of thing a good library will probably have in its video collection.
There's some poetry in it, but mostly the material comes from her letters, describing her dailing life.
Amazon has it.....kinda expensive, though. I added it to my "wish list".
If there's a college or university near you, the library there may have a copy of the video.
Ahhh! Never though about that! You know, I go to Indiana Univ of South Bend, but havn't got my library card yet! Now I'm ecstatic to see what kind of cool videos and stuff they have!
Thanks for the advice!
Its the place for you
its the place for me !
I must say, I'm not thrilled with your library's website.
I think you're looking for thrills in the wrong place !