I'll write about the three programs and post pics soon. For now, though, I just wanted to post a quick response to some discussion form this evening's program about Dickinson's poetry of light and of the sun. I wondered how many of Dickinson's poems mentioned the sun and/or other heavenly bodies -- so I ran a quick check.
Here's what I found:
Heavenly Body / # of Poems in Which It Appears:
Note: Dickinson never used the words "Venus," "Saturn," " Neptune," "Uranus," "Pluto," or "Comet" in any of her poems.
Also, of all the zodiac signs, Dickinson used only one: "Capricorn" appears in "It sifts from Leaden Sieves."
For more statistics on the poetry of Emily Dickinson, click HERE.