First Church Book Group this Wednesday at 7:30pm in the Parlor

The First Church Book Group will celebrate another night of poetry when we will share the poetry of Emily Dickinson on Wednesday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the PARLOR. (We meet a week early this month due to Thanksgiving Day.)

We invite you to read some of Dickinson’s more than 1700 beguiling poems and bring one or two to share with us. You can find Dickinson’s poems in collections and anthologies in many libraries. I have been reading a few poems each night at bedtime; here are two that caught my eye:

12
The morns are meeker than they were –
The nuts are getting brown –
The berry’s cheek is plumper –
The Rose is out of town.

The Maple wears a gayer scarf –
The field a scarlet gown –
Lest I should be old fashioned
I’ll put a trinket on.

77
I never hear the word “escape”
Without a quicker blood,
A sudden expectation,
A flying attitude!

I never hear of prisons broad
By soldiers battered down,
But I tug childish at my bars
Only to fail again!

Also, we recommend Judith Farr’s slim novel I Never Came to You in White: A Novel about Emily Dickinson.

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