I know, I know, today is not Dec. 10 but on that day I will post about being interviewed about my writing life, by a blogger in the UK, so I am moving up this celebration of Emily Dickinson. I am sure Emily won't mind.
On December 10, we celebrate the birthday of Emily Dickinson, and here is one of her charming poems. Ms. Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830 and lived until May 15, 1886.
Born so long ago yet she seems like a fresh, kindred spirit, as revealed in her writing.
Here is one of her poems I have long admired.
I never saw a moor,
I never saw the sea;
Yet know I how the heather looks,
And what a wave must be.
I never spoke with God,
Nor visited in heaven;
Yet certain am I of the spot
As if the chart were given.
Another short quote from her that I like is "To see the summer sky is poetry, though never in a book it lie - true poems flee.
And a quote of hers that I love as I age:
We turn not older with years,
But newer every day.
Happy birthday early, Emily Dickinson.