The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson

The Complete Poems - Emily Dickinson, Thomas H. Johnson

Mine is/was a 25 year old paper copy - ed by Thomas H Johnson - I decided it should go off to the used book store since it was starting to degrade at the binding (pages will some come out). I'll look to get this in ebook form in future, if I want a reread.


I read this for a class in college , but it's the kind of book you go back to and read bits of from time to time. And so I can't remember whether the poems that I've marked were ones discussed in class, or just ones I liked or wanted to read again. I've got a list of them offline but figured I'd add them here anyway, in case that digital list becomes like every other post it note that I scrawled something important on and then have forgotten where I put it.


Note to self: when you get an ebook of this make sure it has

1) Subject index and index of first lines and

2) The links allowing the reader to hop directly from index to the poem.

If I can't have both of those - stick to paper.


Poem number and first line:


435 Much Madness is divinest Sense*

467 We do not play on Graves

468 The Manner of its Death

512 The Soul has bandaged moments

598 Three times- we parted- Breath - and I

599 There is a pain - so utter

632 The Brain - is wider than the Sky

646 I think to Live - may be a Bliss

657 I dwell in Possibility

754 My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun -

816 A Death blow is a Life blow to Some

1285 I know Suspense - it steps so terse*

1575 The Bat is dun, with wrinkled Wings -


* = ones that I remember particularly that I liked, not studied in class