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We outgrow love by Emily Dickinson

October 7th, 2016 (06:00 am)
awake

Current Mood: awake
Current Song: 17 by Mandy Moore

We outgrow love like other things
And put it in the drawer,
Till it an antique fashion shows
Like costumes grandsires wore.

- Emily Dickinson

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Posted by: Violet Nesdoly (Violet Nesdoly)
Posted at: October 8th, 2016 02:42 am (UTC)

Another new-to-me Dickinson poem. I wonder what kind of love she was talking about. I wonder why she wrote this poem. I'd love to hear the backstory of some of her poems. Thanks for sharing this one!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 8th, 2016 02:46 am (UTC)

I'll be posting Emily Dickinson poems all month long! :)

Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: October 8th, 2016 09:54 am (UTC)

I definitely agree that my teen/early adult ideas of love have been put away in a drawer...but only because I have learned that love is so much more rich and complex and multi-faceted than I ever could have imagined! Everyday love is so much richer than what I saw on TV and at the movies!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 8th, 2016 03:30 pm (UTC)

So many layers and levels.

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