Dickinson And Yeats

Sounds a bit like a 70s cop show 😀

I’ve been browsing a bit of poetry… there are many over the years that have meant something to me, either for specific reasons, or just because they seem timeless… Here’s a couple that I still enjoy..


Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I’ve heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
– Emily Dickinson
When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

– W. B. Yeats

Who’s your favourite poet? 😀
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  1. I smiled at your title and first line. 🙂 I needed to read Emily Dickinson’s poem today, so thank you.

    I love Mary Oliver . . .

  2. Love the poems. The Emily Dickinson is one of my favorites. It’s nice to see it and read again.

  3. Thank you 🙂 Glad to be able to share some cheer!

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