Today’s selection is from Emily Dickinson. I used to not have much patience for her clipped, cryptic lines of verse. But I was forced to write a paper about today’s selection, and I’ve come to see the boulder of ice beneath the waters surrounding the tip of the iceberg. My professor, a Dickinson scholar, highly recommended this edition.
When it comes to Dickinson, editions are vital. The text highlighted in red come from a variation of poem 291 found in the Variorum edition of her work. The lines in black font are from my edition. Also, please try to imagine the poem split up into four line stanzas: I despise the formatting obstacles presented to me by WordPress where I cannot even split up lines of text. I will fix it when I become more knowledgeable in these matters.
Also, here is another fun comic from Cabanon Press.
It sifts from Leaden Sieves – (291)
By Emily Dickinson