If you’ve read my first post for 12 Books of Christmas Break, then you already know why I might have chosen to read this particular selection. If not, hop over there and read it. Use your inferencing skills.
Title: Selected Poems
Author: Emily Dickinson
Genre: Poetry (duh)
Erin’s teaser synopsis: Uh, this is a book of 109 poems, written by Emily Dickinson. I’ve read it before, in college, for class and rarely touched it in the 9 years since then. One thing I do have to point out is that Dickinson’s poems are easy to understand and relate to, as well as rocking that whole “keeping your attention” thing.
Why I relate to it: Y’all, Emily was a little strange for a number of reasons and she never married. So, basically, we’re the same person.
Judgement call: Poetry is a tough call for me, honestly, because I feel like it’s so dependent on your feelings and your own experiences (much like visual art) that it’s not fair of me to pass judgement on it. I could totally be interpreting it wrong. However, I will say that in Miss Dickinson’s volume, there has to be at least one or two poems for everyone – and they’re short! Personally, this one was my favorite:
We outgrow love like other things.
And put it in the drawer,
Till it an antique fashion shows
Like costumes grandsires wore.