“We turn not older with years, but newer every day.” ~ Emily Dickinson
Today, December 10, 2017, Emily Dickinson is 187 years new.
For a 360-tour of her bedroom at the Homestead in Washerst, MA (brought to you by the Emily Dickinson Museum), click HERE.
For information on the Folger event, click HERE.
Dickinson devotees know that death is a frequent theme in her poetry. As a matter of fact, when one examines the top ten themes in Dickinson’s poetry, death appears on the list seven times.
3. Death and Pain
4. Death and Grief
7. Death and Immortality
8. Death and Eternity
10. Identity of the Self
Fans of Emmett Lee Dickinson (Emily Dickinson’s third cousin, twice removed – at her request): Are any of you attending? I will be there. If you see me, please say “hello.”
I’ll be wearing a pin of third cousin Emily (alas, I lost my pin of Emmett Lee to a bad seed named Rhoda who grabbed it from me and then struck me again and again with her shoes).
At the reception following the reading, Emily Dickinson’s black cake will be provided by The Suga Chef. Of course, I would prefer a plate full of Cajun Nachos (invented by Emily Dickinson), but hey, I'll settle for black cake! : )
Hope to see you there!