You Have The Power

© Kenneth Rougeau 2011

 

“Emily Dickinson was a kind of female Hamlet with daggers in her mind. She’s murderous & playful, & ultimately unknowable.  And her language shifts from second to second, so that we’re never standing on solid ground. we’d be right inside one of Emily’s electric whirlwinds.” – Jerome Charyn, The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson (passage not from his book)

3 thoughts on “You Have The Power

    • It is uncannily quite familiar to the secret keeper. Emily Dickinson was one of the most influential poets & women I have had close contact with through the way they lived & their work. Emily is a wild one inside her mind & it shows in her word usage & the tightness of her poems. The Grandmother I knew & love until she died suddenly when I was young teenager. Her name was Emily. It is a name which holds such deep meaning for me. 🙂

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