No fire ever can warm me…

September 16, 2016

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If I read a book [and] it makes my whole body so cold no fire ever can warm me I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only way I know it. Is there any other way.

Emily Dickinson
Remark reported in Letter 342a, from Thomas Wentworth Higginson to his wife

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