Words Wednesday: Emily Dickinson

For today’s installment of Words Wednesday, we’re featuring American poet Emily Dickinson.

Emily Dickinson quote graphic

This quote comes from a poem by Emily Dickinson.

Emily Dickinson was an early American poet who lived in Amherst, Massachusetts. Dickinson’s poems are often short and unnamed, and they typically focus on themes of human mortality and death; in fact, most of her work was published posthumously.

One of our favorite Dickinson poem, of course, speaks to the power of books:

There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.
This traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
That bears a human soul!

-Emily Dickinson

Photo: Public domain, Wikicommons

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