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Emily Dickinson

Series 1, Section III "NATURE"

Read 31 short poems, numbered I ("New feet within my garden go") to XXXI ("There's a certain slant of light"). 

Dickinson, Poems by Emily Dickinson, Three Series, Complete (There are four collections of Emily Dickinson poems from Project Gutenberg in iBooks. The one called "Three Series, Complete" actually contains the full text of the other three.)

Probably the easiest way to find the right place to begin is to search your iBook for "new feet within my garden".  (The Table of Contents is not terribly useful in this bare-bones, free edition.)

You may also read these poems in Project Gutenberg

As with every "Assigned Text"

1) read the whole thing
2) quote a brief passage on your blog (and include a link back to this page)
3) on this page, post a comment that includes a link to your specific blog entry
4) post 2-4 comments on peer blogs

You may choose to focus on a single poem, or if you would like to post additional quotes and go into more depth, be my guest.  (The minimum I'm asking for is simply to post about one of these poems. I am not asking you to write about all 31.)




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Michael McCullough said:

Not to stir the pot off the bat with these poems, but is the first stanza in the first poem able to be interpreted in a sexual nature? To go from those 4 lines to new children, it occurred to me. Am I way off base?

Michael McCullough said:

Appreciate what you have...others may have less than you.

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/MichaelMcCullough/2010/09/dickinsons-little-ditty-v.html

Valerie Susa said:

Poem XXIV - "A narrow fellow in the grass..." this poem reminds me of a saying people use ("like a snake in the grass")when they refer to someone who is perhaps sneaky and/or distrustful. Could it be that Emily was really writing about someone in her life?

"Beclouded." I wrote about personification and the diadem.

A deeper look at what "Beclouded" means.

Megan Nelson said:

As for this series, not a fan...."if any were to ask me why, 'T were easier to die than tell..."

No Abstract Painting Ever Could...

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