Day 12 + 13 Penguin Book-a-Day-Challenge (Book of Poems and Stocking Filler)

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My delayed flight home from Hamburg hindered me to send yesterday’s posting on time there two days in one today. The book of poems I chose is the one by Emily Dickinson who’s poetry I adore. She was an American Poet from Massachusetts who lived a very introverted and isolated life. She was born in 1830 to a well placed family and went to study at Amherst for a couple of years before returning home to live with her family

People saw her as quite eccentric and later in life rarely left her room. Only a handful of her nearly 1800 poems were published during her lifetime. Her younger sister Lavinia discovered the poems after her death and had the first volume published four years later.

Emily Dickinson is considered today one of the most important American poets.

Here is one of my favourites:

Heart, we will forget him!
You and I, tonight!
You may forget the warmth he gave,
I will forget the light.

When you have done, pray tell me
That I my thoughts may dim;
Haste! lest while you’re lagging.
I may remember him!

And here the picture for Day 13 the Stocking Fillers I bought mostly for myself and for the kids of a good friend of mine:

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I doubt that I will ever master the art of entering a bookshop without going out with a less than 5kg package. I really am hopeless and will join the Bookaholics anonymus as soon as I can find one.

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