Friday, August 9, 2013

Quote of the Day (Emily Dickinson, on Poetry)

“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever 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. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?"—Poet Emily Dickinson quoted by her editor, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, in “Emily Dickinson's Letters,” The Atlantic Monthly, October 1891

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