Sunday, 17 December 2017

For No Apparent Reason,

I found myself humming the song,

echoes of your mind by Simon and Garfunkel, the lyrics below got me thinking,

And you read your Emily Dickinson, 
And I my Robert Frost, 
And we note our place with bookmarkers. 
That measure what we've lost

about Emily Dickinson, and Robert Frost, other than that they were poets I knew very little about them, so here goes,

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American-born poet who is best known for being a recluse and for writing unique poetry, She was born on December 10th, 1830 to Edward Dickinson and Emily Norcross Dickinson, at the family homestead, Emily's father Edward was a Yale graduate and politician. Emily had an older brother William Austin Dickinson and a younger sister Lavinia Norcross Dickinson. Emily was well educated, attending Amherst Academy for seven years to study Latin, classical literature, history, geology, and botany, She briefly attended Mary Lyon's Mount Holyoke Female Seminary but soon returned home and settled into a quiet home life, where she began to write, She died on May 15th, 1886. She was only 55 when she died, She was buried in a white coffin and the funeral was held at the homestead, after Emily Dickinson died her family found the massive collection of poetry she had written, they found 40 volumes that were handbound, containing nearly 1800 poems, only 11 of Emily Dickinson's poems were published during her lifetime, she only became famous after her death, have a look here for some of her poems,

Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet, His work was initially published in England before it was published in America, he was best known for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech, Frost frequently wrote about settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes, for his collected works have a look here, crikey all of that from a random song that just came into my head this morning!

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