This Is My Letter
This is my letter to the worldThat never wrote to me—The simple news that Nature toldWith tender majesty.Her message is committedTo hands I cannot see;For love or her, sweet countrymen,Judge tenderly of me.
|--Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)|
Only seven of the more than 1,700 poems Emily Dickinson wrote were published during her lifetime. We write for many reasons: to define something, explain a proc-ess, inform others, pass on news, solve problems, tell a story, ...