‘Selected Poems’ by Emily Dickinson ****

My goodness, it has been far too long since I last posted a review. I am pleased my first of 2014 is one I absolutely adored!

A beautiful present from Kirsty, I had never before read anything of Dickinson’s, and now I find myself wanting to read most and to subsequently scavenge for more of her work.Selected Poems, Emily Dickinson Her poems are incredibly beautiful — often quite short in length, yet impressively wonderful and extraordinary. Her themes can range from simple joys and passing happiness to more harrowing themes, and it was a pleasure to read through them all with her. My favourites are as follows: Compensation, Hope, Day’s Parlor, In The Garden, Mother Nature, The Railway Train, The Chariot and Parting, which is one I’d love to finish with:

“MY LIFE closed twice before its close;
It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
A third event to me

So huge, so hopeless to conceive,
As these that twice befell.
Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell.”

I truly adored each and every poem, and I look forward to reading more of Dickinson in future. It is wonderful to start my reviews with a collection of such heavenly poems.

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