Sunday, February 16, 2014

Emily Dickinson 28.8.1971

Born in 1830, Emily Dickinson (1830-86) is believed to have written eight hundred poems during the Civil War era alone. However, she only allowed seven of her poems to be published during her lifetime, and insisted these be published anonymously. Much of her work deals with death and immortality. Dickinson is believed to have written 1,800 poems during her lifetime, yet the first complete collection of her poetry became available for the first time in 1955 with the publication of The Poems of Emily Dickinson.

This 8¢ Emily Dickinson stamp issued on 28.8.1971 at Amherst, MA honours this humble, modest but wonderful person.

Thank you Merja.

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