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To fight aloud, is very brave --

What does it mean to be brave? Emily Dickinson gets right to the heart of things by showing me a different picture of bravery. One with which I can relate, if I’m willing to re-imagine my life.  613 more words

Spiritual Formation

Emily's Enigma

The enigma of Emily Dickinson for me is how she shows that the very act of writing, and then recording that writing in some simple enduring way, if only, as she did, by sewing pages of preserved poems, together into small handmade booklets, is publication enough. 243 more words


Emily Dickinson

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson is a writer famous for her outstanding poetry. She was born on December 10, 1830 and died on May 15, 1886: she lived to the age of 56 and died unmarried. 754 more words

Emily Dickinson

Poem of the Day for September 25, 2016


The sky is low, the clouds are mean,
A travelling flake of snow
Across a barn or through a rut
Debates if it will go. 22 more words


What The Heck Was I thinking?

So, it’s Sunday and I’ve got nothing. It’s time to post weakly and I can’t even muster scurrilous doggerel for your amusement. Then in a serendipitous moment, our dear Carmen and a new reader, Marliesvonn popped in to comment on the title of the blog; “My Door is Ajar”. 374 more words

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Tell The Truth But Tell It Slant

Once again I am indulging in ModPo, a free Coursera presentation by the University of Pennsylvania. It is a treasure. Today I listened to the close reading and discussion of Emily Dickinson’s Tell The Truth But Tell It Slant (sometimes presented as #1129, sometimes as #1263). 630 more words