I feel that is how life had to be for Emily Dickinson. A voice that went on and on, playing out her life before her. Not being realized or noticed by anyone around. Days filled with longing of unfulfilled conversations. And I wonder how many other lives are led just that way even now? The difference? Emily was able to write hers out. In sweeping strokes, her pen traveled across the pages leaving poems behind. Poems that make our heart yearn a lil more. Where we recognize the hurt wing of a bird being the same flapping in our own hearts of love not realized.
The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson by Jerome Charyn has been my companion this last week. I do have to say that even with my internet down I have been sitting in front of my computer. I had this book downloaded in PDF form and it has been filling my head with words every day. My heart has ached from the beginning where she realizes that a life led in quiet solitude still does not calm the soul. Instead it is filled with dreams of a blue heart pierced by a red arrow marking the arm of a not so perfect desire. Jerome Charyn (born May 13, 1937) is an award-winning American author. In The Secret LIfe of Emily Dickinson he has made her life seem so akin to the voice we hear within. With nearly 50 published works, Charyn has earned a long-standing reputation as an inventive and prolific chronicler of real and imagined American life. I have to say, he says it best with his own voice.
Many have read Emily Dickinson's works. Many have commented on what she meant. But it seems that here from Jerome Charyn, Emily has a life that breaths. This is one I would employ you to read. I know that it has had my soul dancing and I love that dance inside.
Thanks once again to Nicole and Tribute Books for sharing. I know this woman must know what is on my bedside table at night. As always this is unpaid, I only receive the book. And once again, as I love this book so, it is hard to read a PDF. Folks I will have to say, nothing so far has been better than a page turner to be in your hands where you can turn the page. Maybe because I am not one of the many kindle and ipad owners I do not understand an e-book. But I love the printed word best. If you choose you can follow Jerome on facebook and twitter as well as The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson on both, facebook and twitter too. You can follow the blog tour from here and read what some other bloggers think.