Bookish Buzz: Happy Birthday Emily Dickinson

Today marks poet Emily Dickinson’s 187th Birthday!

To celebrate, I plan to flip through my pocket book of her poetry and look through the photos from my visit to the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, MA. I may even do some Emily themed baking and online shopping!

As many of you have probably guessed, my blog name was inspired by one of Dickinson’s poems:

I dwell in Possibility –
A fairer House than Prose –
More numerous of Windows –
Superior – for Doors –

Of Chambers as the Cedars –
Impregnable of eye –
And for an everlasting Roof
The Gambrels of the Sky –

Of Visitors – the fairest –
For Occupation – This –
The spreading wide my narrow Hands
To gather Paradise –

In April, I got to attend the wonderful exhibition: I’m Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson at The Morgan Library and Museum in NYC. Below are some of the snaps I took during my visit.

 

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Reproduction of the wallpaper in Emily’s bedroom 

 

 

Here’s to you dear Emily! Thank you for the words and inspiration.

Are you as big of an Emily Dickinson fan as I am? Do you have a favorite of her poems? (I’m not sure I could pick!)

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  1. I first came across the Emily Dickinson in a magazine, which printed her poem ‘Wild Nights’. This is still my favourite, but I am constantly coming across other wonderful poems of hers (including the one above!).

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