Take a Break and Read a Fucking Poem: "The Brain Is Wider Than the Sky" by Emily Dickinson

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Nicely glossed Ricardo. Dickinson is a total master of verse. Crazy talented wordsmither, definitely the American icon of know the rules so well she breaks them. I mean she rhymes side with beside, and it unquestionably works.

She's a philosopher too. I like how she trots you along with manageably concrete thoughts in her first stanzas, and then drops abstract complexity bombs in the last. As a reader I'm always like, okay I'm following this. And then blam, I'm rereading the last stanza three times. And then I go read the first stanzas again and understand the depth that I did not see in them.

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Is it me, or could Anya Taylor-Joy be her dopplegänger?

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is it really necessary to mingle classic poets/poems with the blaring "READ A FUCKING POEM" header? i know you think it's super totes edgy, but really?