Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Poem 32 by Emily Dickinson

One of the papers I'm currently working on deals with the role of gossip in The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton and A Lost Lady by Willa Cather. This poem by Emily Dickinson relates in a small way to what I'm writing about:

The leaves, like women, interchange
Sagacious confidence,
Somewhat of nods, and somewhat of
Portentous inference, 
The parties in both cases
Enjoining secrecy, -
Inviolable compact
To notoriety. 
- Emily Dickinson

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