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.


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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