She rose to his requirement, dropped The playthings of her life To take the honorable work Of woman and of wife.
Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
Contributed by: Zaady
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
Pain - has an element of Blank - It cannot recollect When it begun - or if there were A time when it was not. . . .
Source: 1862; Poems, First Series, 1890.
This World is not Conclusion. A Sequel stands beyond- Invisible, as Music- But positive, as Sound.
Source: Poems, Third Series, 1896.
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
Source: Journey in Word, ed. Cyndi Craven; an internet collection of quotations.
He ate and drank the precious Words, His Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor, Nor that his frame was Dust.
Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 1587, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.
The Soul should always stand ajar.
Angels in the early morning May be seen the dews among. Stooping, plucking, smiling, flying. Do the buds to them belong?
Anger as soon as fed is dead - 'Tis starving makes it fat.
Source: Poems, Second Series, 1891
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