Five-Phrase Friday (2): Dickinson

My first post in this series last Friday showcased choice phrases in English related to politics in poetry.

This week’s poetic snippets–it won’t always be poetry, I promise!–are all Emily Dickinson, master of the original, often odd turn of phrase in succinct poems bursting with meaning. Hers has been a major influence on my own poetry writing and reading. Enjoy!

1. "to comprehend a nectar"
       - from "Success is Counted Sweetest"

2. "cool concernless no"
       - from "A Clock Stopped"

3. "my tippet -- only tulle --" 
       - from "Because I Could Not Stop for Death"

4. "surrender soundless as dots -- on a disc of snow"
       - from "Safe in Their Alabaster Chambers"

5. "punctual as a star"
       - from "I Like to See It Lap the Miles"

Such examples are legion, so we’ll probably come back to Dickinson.

Happy Friday.

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