Autor: Emily Dickinson
Editorial: Orion Publishing Group
Línea: Phoenix Poetry
Número de páginas: 93
Primera edición: 1996
Segunda impresión: 2003
Edición de gran calidad, en tapa dura con sobrecubiertas, y bajo precio, de los poemas seleccionados por Helen McNeil de la poetisa americana Emily Dickinson. La obra cuenta con una pequeña cronología sobre su vida y un apunte biográfico que transcribo a continuación:
"Emily Dickinson (1830-86) was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, the daugther of Edward Dickinson, a lawyer and politician. Despite receiving a good education, she returned home to Amherst, where she spent the rest of her life, at one time writing more than a poem a day. Her refusal to compromise her highly condensed expression, which meant that only a tiny fraction of her work was published in her lifetime, makes her seem startlingly modern today."
Sin más que comentar, os dejo con algunas de sus poesías:
"Heaven" - is what I cannot reach!
The Apple on the Tree -
Provided it o hopeless - hang -
That - "Heaven" is - to Me!
The Color, on the Cruising Cloud -
The interdicted Land -
Behind the Hill - the House behind -
There - Paradise - is found!
Her teasing Purples - Afternoons -
The credulous - decoy -
Enamoraed - of the Conjuror -
That spurned us - Yesterday!
"Hope" is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all -
And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
And sore must be the storm -
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm -
I've heard it in the cillest land -
And on the strangest Sea -
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb - of Me.
I'm Nobody! Who are you?
Are you - Nobody - Too?
Then there's a pair of us?
Don't tell! they'd advertise - you know!
How dreary - to be - Somebody!
How public - like a Frog -
To tell one's name - the livelong June -
To an admiring Bog!