"There is a certain slant of light on winter afternoons" - Emily Dickinson
Dickinson's famously rigid meter and rhyme scheme seemed quaint and almost silly to me as a young man. Now, it strikes me as an essential constraint borrowed from the religious hymnal traditions she would brilliantly critique. Unlike Whitman, who dispensed with rhyme and meter almost entirely, Dickinson’s work is sharpened by it, focused like a laser beam on her ubiquitous themes: eternity and death, anguish and irreverence, desire and despair.
The illustration depicts the stark light of late afternoon, described in its absences through shadows of trees that sharpen to cathedral pipes. The sunlight behind her takes the form of a rose window, made up of a collection of Dickinson’s own poetry.
• 11x14 inch art print with white border
• Premium, fine art paper made in New York
• Elegant eggshell finish
• Ships in a a rigid, flat mailer. No need to unroll!
• Fits into standard 11x14 frames (or a 16x20 frame matted to 11x14)