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.