Wednesday, February 8, 2012

... a thing with Feathers...

I don't think I'm going to have time to teach Emily Dickinson this year, as test preparation and pressure to pass graduation exams presses on every teacher (but especially the English teacher). The students aren't particularly concerned that they won't get my spiel. "Oh, that crazy lady who never left her house?" they say. "We study her every year!" For kids who can't pronounce or define the word emphatic, they sure are good at speaking it.



I actually enjoy teaching and reading Dickinson's poetry. It's short. It's full of metaphors. It's about heartbreak and unrequited love. What's not to love? But they've heard it all before, so emphatically they tell me they know all about Shakespeare and Dickinson and Poe and commas and so on and so on. Yeah, yeah, yeah.



Hope     
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all....


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39 comments:

jugglingchic said...

This is a very cute belt! You look great in this outfit!

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Annie said...

This dress is so pretty - love the rope belt :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Bright and Sassy said...

Cool pictures and great outfit! I love the dress!

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(Mostly) Yummy Mummy said...

Your dress is so pretty! I have a thing for birds - I absolutely love it :-)

Melaina25 said...

Love that necklace and you always have such gorgeous scenery as backdrops!

Ashley Pichea said...

Love the orange bauble necklace!

Ariana said...

Is that dress Target?? Just bought the blue and red dotted version yesterday :)

Thetinyheart said...

What a pretty floral print dress! The background in the first pic is so perfect with this outfit :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Tara_St said...

I just bought the blue printed version of this dress at Target. I was fearful that it would be a little too short, but I think with tights or leggings it's ok. I saw the dress on my hair stylist this weekend...and I also saw her underwear, hence my fear of the length.

Tara
Penniless Socialite

Feathers & Freckles said...

You had me at feathers..

That dress!! Such a cute print and it looks so cute on you :)

The Working Home Keeper said...

Very pretty! I love the blue and the orange together.

Mary Ellen
The Working Home Keeper

Kim A. said...

I've always enjoyed reading Dickinson's poetry. I love your top Katie. The print is cute. Great necklace!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I knew I would have your approval!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you Sharon! I love finding random places!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

It is!!! I loved the dotted one too! And did you see the Jason Wu bicycle print dress? So precious!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you! I found it at a super cheap store and I never wear it, so I was super excited!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you! I love scouting locations!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you! I love dresses that come with belts!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you Mandy! I do love this belt! I don't have much orange stuff, so it's a nice addition to the wardrobe :)

Ania Farmer said...

I love the dress so cute and the pops of orange with it.

Cassidy said...

This dress is way CUTE! I am loving the orange! That little belt adds such great detail!

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tashia graham said...

Just discovered your blog today. Love the print on that dress and the pops of orange you added!

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Caitlin said...

Such a pretty blouse!! I love the way you styled it! Would love if you could stop by my blog to tell me what you think of my latest post! Follow me, I follow you?!

xo
Caitlin
http://hauteeyes.com

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks you so much for coming by! I hope you'll be back, and I am going to check you out right now :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you!

Carrie said...

Seriously cute! The red/orange accents are beautiful against the blue. Emily Dickinson is one of my faves - she packs a world of meaning into a few carefully chosen words. :)

Katie said...

Absolutely adore this! The print, the colors, that belt! I'm such a sucker for orange. :)

Megan Zietz said...

so cute, what a gorgeous smile...

Tranae B said...

You look amazing. I love the dress.

Tranae
www.flablane.com

Rachel said...

this outfit is beautiful hun, sorry i havent commented for a while, for some reason some posts don't show up on my google reader on my phone.. so just thought i'd pop over and say hello! :)

Lauryn Brook Johnson said...

This outfit is precious! That is a great dress for spring and as always, you rock it far beyond the 'normal' way of wearing it! I've got to start paying more attention and jumping on this well dressed train!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I've got an Occasionally Stylish for you tomorrow!! It was so fun picking out work outfits for you!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Hey girl!!! I'm impressed you use google reader on your phone! I don't know how to use it period!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you Megan! I took all my pictures that day, and that was the only one a really liked because it was a "real" smile!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Katies must just have great taste ;)

I don't own much orange, but this has made me a convert!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

You are so right about Dickinson! I love teaching her because it's incredible what kids are able to pick out on their own!!

Laurel Walker said...

This dress is so gorgeous! It definitely suits you. :) And this is one of my favorites of Emily Dickinson, despite the fact that many people claim that it's over-hyped. I love it!
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Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Nothing by Dickinson is over-hyped within today's teenage society. They are clueless!! So why not start with something so great!?

Laurel Walker said...

Amen times a million!

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