11 Most Popular Poems by Emily Dickinson

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  • I Measure Every Grief I Meet

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    I measure every Grief I meet
    With narrow, probing, eyes –
    I wonder if It weighs like Mine –
    Or has an Easier size.

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    Penny, you are so right to be honest and tell it like it is for you because that's how I feel as well. It's ok not to be ok. My daughter died on May 23, 2019, of a drug overdose. She had...

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  • If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking

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    If I can stop one heart from breaking,
    I shall not live in vain;
    If I can ease one life the aching,
    Or cool one pain,

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    The poem transmits the meaning of helping from the heart, reaching out to those in need and soothing the pain felt by others. It doesn't need a hero to work wonders, only need a heart to...

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  • Hope Is The Thing With Feathers

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    "Hope" is the thing with feathers -
    That perches in the soul -
    And sings the tune without the words -
    And never stops - at all -

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    I recited this poem in grade six and it has been an inspiration for me ever since. Wonderful work!

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  • Because I Could Not Stop For Death

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    Because I could not stop for Death,
    He kindly stopped for me;
    The carriage held but just ourselves
    And Immortality.

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    Yeah, I agree we don't stop to think that death will come and take us away even when the ones he has taken are staring right at us. My grandma passed away when I was little. I sobbed for hours.

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  • There Is Another Sky

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    There is another sky,
    Ever serene and fair,
    And there is another sunshine,
    Though it be darkness there;

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    My mother, Joyce, loves her garden, which she made and made beautiful; and her other garden is the seeds of positivity, love, and joy that she has sown throughout her life. Joyce is 84 now...

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  • Before The Ice Is In The Pools

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    Before the ice is in the pools—
    Before the skaters go,
    Or any check at nightfall
    Is tarnished by the snow—

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  • A Light Exists In Spring

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    A Light exists in Spring
    Not present on the Year
    At any other period --
    When March is scarcely here

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    The poem depicts supremacy of nature. Nature is beyond natural laws. It's the underlying truth that nature poets communicate to us through their writings.

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  • After Great Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes

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    After great pain a formal feeling comes--
    The nerves sit ceremonious like tombs;
    The stiff Heart questions--was it He that bore?
    And yesterday--or centuries before?

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  • A Bird Came Down The Walk

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    A bird came down the walk:
    He did not know I saw;
    He bit an angle-worm in halves
    And ate the fellow, raw.

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    That's just about the way nature is. I spent time outside watching all the amazing creatures, and they all have busy responsibilities to attend to, so structured to doing their purpose in...

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  • One Sister Have I In Our House

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    One Sister have I in our house,
    And one, a hedge away.
    There's only one recorded,
    But both belong to me.

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