Images: Amherst College Archives and Special CollectionsFor this very special last round-up poetry circle, Molly Peacock has chosen two poems by Emily Dickinson, the famous one that includes her inimitable advice on writing poetry, “tell the truth, but tell it slant,” and another one that Molly chose for its wisdom about what it takes to enter a new stage in life. Look for the poems on our website and be sure to bring your own choice of favorite poem of the season (not your own, please), to the circle.
Tell all the Truth (1129)
Tell all the Truth but tell it slant—
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
The Props assist the House (729)
The Props assist the House
from The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, edited by Thomas H. Johnson. Copyright ©1945, 1951, 1955, 1979, 1983 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College.
Source: The Poems of Emily Dickinson Edited by R.W. Franklin (Harvard University Press, 1999)