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August 16 2009 Poetry Newsletter

Poetry can be a source of comfort and inspiration. After experiencing the death of someone close to me this week, I went back to Emily Dickinson's poem on Death. Rather than something to be feared, she portrayed Death as a natural, peaceful part of life. Take a few minutes this week to read her poem and think about the analytical questions included in this weeks creative exercises at:

Emily Dickinson on Death
Death is an inevitable part of life. Emily Dickinson penned her thoughts about this subject in her poem "Because I could not stop for death". Read her thoughts and practice analyzing her poem with some key questions.


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Wishing all of you a wonderful week full of joy and sunshine!

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

~ Mark Twain ~

Angela Saunders, Poetry Editor

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