Happy Birthday, Edwin Arlington Robinson!

American poet Edwin Arlington Robinson was born on 22 December 1869:

Edwin Arlington Robinson

“Friends: people who borrow my books and set wet glasses on them.”–Edwin Arlington Robinson

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Emily Dickinson on Poetry

“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?”-Emily Dickinson 

A couple of Emily Dickinson books

A couple of Emily Dickinson books

Your poetry certainly passes this test, dearest Emily! Happy birthday.

An Emily Dickinson Scrapbook

Today is poet Emily Dickinson’s 185th birthday. Let’s celebrate, shall we?

Drawing of Emily Dickinson as a child

Drawing of Emily Dickinson as a child

“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.”-Emily Dickinson

Book cover of Poems by Emily Dickinson, 1890

Book cover of Poems by Emily Dickinson, 1890

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