For the Life of a Little Girl

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What Emily Dickinson Ate: Coconut Cake

A while back, I blogged about poet Emily Dickinson’s lesser-known passion—cooking and baking. I was able to track down one of her actual recipes, a Coconut Cake—or, as Emily spelled it, Cocoanut Cake. December 10 is Emily’s birthday. What better way to celebrate this brilliant American poet than by baking her Coconut Cake recipe?...more
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Emily Dickinson on BlogHer?

Wouldn’t it be cool if Emily Dickinson were a blogger?  Maybe then we could catch a glimpse of what was going on in her life when she wrote such mysterious and puzzling lines as “I heard a Fly buzz – when I died –,” or “Because I could not stop for Death – He kindly stopped for me – The Carriage held but just Ourselves – and Immortality.” Why did she spend so much time writing about her death like it had already happened?...more

April is National Poetry Month

When is the last time you thought about poetry, if you think about it at all? For me it was last week, when our team swept the poetry round at trivia because my high school American lit teacher made me memorize Emily Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for Death." ...more

Man, T.S. Eliot and I had a cruel love affair in college. And William Carlos Williams. And ...more

The following is a little collection of my favorite poetry by Emily Dickinson

    For each ecstatic instantWe must an anguish payIn keen and quivering ratioTo the ectasty.For each beloved hourSharp pittances of years,Bitter contested farthingsAnd coffers heaped with tears. Hope is the thing Hope is the thing with feathersThat 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...more

Channeling Flannery: Quetzalcoatl Returns

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Poetry Friday: Emily D. Opens National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and as such, National Controversy Month. Why do we need to designate a month for poetry, the purists ask? Each and every day of our year should contain poems. Each chamber of our heart should have stanzas that beat out of memory. ...more

Emily Dickinson's Soul Lives On

Emily Dickinson is a poet who has always spoken to me. ...more
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oakies unite!

dear BlogHer women, as the designated chronicler for three families -- including two pregnant moms, a toddler, and a husky dog -- living in a Washington, DC city core farmhouse, i invite you to check out our blog at we're about simplicity, faith, justice, and life-together. and we have a good sense of humor. : ) see you there! laura ...more