“I stayed up one night wondering where there sun went,” proclaimed Dickinson, “and then it dawned on me.”
Dickinson is also cited for other remarkable work and observations about the sun; for example:
~ Dickinson was the first to note that someone who reads while sunbathing will likely be recognized as being “well red.”
~ He was the first to recognize the brightest day of the week as “Sun-day.”
~ His experiments proved that when the sun is out – no one has to relight it.
~ He traveled to the Caribean and established a total calypso the sun.
~ He was so bright, his parents called him “Halcyon” (reportedly, there were others who called him “Sonny”).
~ He envisioned a colony established on the sun. When asked about the dangers of traveling to the sun due to its extreme
temperature, he noted that Earthlings would travel at night.
Influenced by her third cousin’s skills and abilities in science, Emily Dickinson acquired similar interests. She often wrote about the sun, and some of her sun poems are included on my “Top Ten References to Nature by Emily Dickinson.”
Previous plog posts include links to entries 10 through 5 on my list. #4 is HERE, and #3 is HERE.
I’ll post the top two entries on my "Top Ten" list as sun as I can – er, I mean as soon as I can.