Aside from the occasional exposure to a poem by Emily Dickinson I randomly came across in the past, I had not read much of her work – till now.
I am finding her poetry so good- such expression of so much I, too, feel and am experiencing. I shall embark on reading much of Emily Dickinson now and obtaining one or more volumes, as I am finding her writing to express so much of my own experience at this time in my life.
Some of her poems so accurately evoke feelings I’ve had over the past two years. Some sweet and light, others contemplative and reminiscent of times I spent pondering a number of experiences – spiritual – relational – and of nature. Some of her poems bring a smile and laugh, others a contentment, a knowing inside – conveying and reminding me of something I’ve acquired in experience, knowledge, and feeling that wasn’t there before…or not to to the degree realized now.
It is a rather amazing experience to find another’s writings so evocative of one’s own feelings and awareness.
In addition to obtaining more of her work, I must learn more of Emily Dickinson’s life and shall, as the rapport is deep.
Enough words! Poetry speaks for itself.
I share a few which particularly resonate:
“If I can stop one heart from breaking”