I'm Nobody! Who are you? Are you - Nobody - Too? Then there's a pair of us? Don't tell! they'd advertise - you know!
Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
Source: 1861; Poems, Second Series, 1891.
Contributed by: Zaady
I argue thee that love is life And life hath immortality.
Luck is not chance - It's toil - Fortune's expensive smile Is earned.
Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 1350, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 95.
Much Madness is divinest Sense - To a discerning Eye - Much Sense -the starkest Madness -
Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 435, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.
A little madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King.
Source: The Single Hound, 1875
Ample make this Bed - Make this Bed with Awe - In it wait till Judgment break Excellent and Fair.
Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 829, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.
His mind of man, a secret makes I meet him with a start He carries a circumference In which I have no part.
Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 1663, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.
Hope it strange invention - A Patent of the Heart - In unremitting action Yet never wearing out.
Source: Letter, 1877; in Letters of Emily Dickinson, ed. Mabel Loomis Todd, 1894.
A great Hope fell You heard no noise The Ruin was within.
Source: c.1864, poem No. 1123, St. 1.
How odd that girl's life looks Behind this soft eclipse! I think that earth seems so To those in heaven now. This being comfort, then That other kind was pain; But why compare? I'm wife! stop there!
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