I just posted a review over at Kate Brauning’s “The Bookshelf” for a delicious novel entitled Nobody’s Secret. (Chronicle 2013.) Written by Michaela MacColl, the story stars America’s #1 reclusive poet Emily Dickinson as a lively, driven young girl out to solve a murder (!) about a dapper young fellow she happened to meet. (No—he was not a snake in the grass sort.) I really enjoyed reading this book and wanted to share it with you.
Of course reading the novel lead me to reading E.D’s poetry and what can I say but it is a balm for the soul. An elixir for my word-weary brain, the way she just lays everything out there, so neatly simple, like a well-made bed with a cool, hand-stitched quilt and artfully arranged pillow-shams. One just wants to revel in her word-choice.
I shall refrain from even trodding the well-worn path of discussing her poems, for I fear the glare of scholars everywhere peering down their noses at my sophomoric attempt to expound upon her poetry’s merits. Instead, let me offer you a painless link, where you can go and dabble your own feet in her cool stream of thought.
Summer is for reading Emily’s poetry. Which is your favorite?