‘Poems’ To Emily Dickinson

She spun her thoughts into writing in and around her home and gardens. Poems and fragments. Walks and explorations with her dog, Carlo, by her side.

Chewy, a beloved Boston terrier, visits Miss Emily at The Homestead. Photo Moo Dog Knits.
And Emily Dickinson certainly did all of those and more as she filtered the world through her genius.

Emily Dickinson. Read deeply about her life to appreciate her work and passions. Nature and botany. Then visit Amherst, Massachusetts, The Homestead, where she lived and wrote and gardened. A visitor can walk in her footsteps – or pause to look out the windows where her thoughts were later captured by pen on paper. The house and grounds are relics themselves, open for those revel in her writing.


“A poet’s work is to name the unnameable, point at frauds, take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it from going to sleep,” according to author Salamon Rushdie.

“I dwell in Possibility –” she wrote. A road trip to walk the grounds of her home was a gift sparked by knitting and reading. By the way, for those who love deep learning and language, the collections kept by the Amherst College include copious materials by and about Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson. (Robert Frost taught there for years.)

Next: An interview with Michael del Vecchio, designer and creative director at Universal Yarn and about development of “Poems” colorways.

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