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We Will Forget Him - By Emily Dickinson ~ Heart, we will forget him! You and I, tonight! You may forget the warmth he gave, I will forget the light. When you have done, pray tell me, That I my thoughts may dim; Haste! Lest while you’re lagging, I may remember him!
Emily Dickinson THE SOUL selects her own society, Then shuts the door; On her divine majority Obtrude no more. Unmoved, she notes the chariot’s pausing At her low gate; Unmoved, an emperor is kneeling Upon her mat. I ’ve known her from an ample nation Choose one; Then close the valves of her attention Like stone.
There is dispute about this image. The origins of this photo are described in the Standford University blog. It was apparently an image used in a book about the author. The page was torn out by Emily's best friend Janet Lewis...Janet kept it on her wall as an image of her friend. Here you see the same wide mouth and deep set eyes. Emily self described 'gypsy face'. She would have been 30 here. People described Emily as attractive, clear skinned, bright eyed, womanly. Is this Emily?