Sunday, June 10, 2007

Quote of the Day: Emily Dickinson

"If I read a book [and] it makes my whole body so cold no fire ever can warm me I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry."
Emily Dickinson wrote that description of poetry to her close friend Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a man some scholars think she was in love with.

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