Friday, February 27, 2015

The Belle of Amherst

This is my letter to the world,
That never wrote to me, -
The simple news that Nature told,
With tender majesty.

Her message is committed
To hands I cannot see;
For love of her, sweet countrymen,
Judge tenderly of me!

~ Emily Dickinson

The Belle of Amherst is a 1976 one-woman play written by William Luce based on the life of poet Emily Dickinson. We saw a recent production at the Roedde House Museum, a beautiful restored Victorian home which was a perfect setting for the play.

Renée Bucciarelli played a very captivating Emily and we love the many poems that were cleverly sprinkled throughout the play. We felt like we met the real Emily right in the parlour of her home in Amherst. There's even tea and Emily's famous "black cake" served during intermission!

A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.
I say it just
Begins to live
That day.
~ Emily Dickinson

1 comment:

  1. Great .We can see your love of poetry shine in your reading.
    Love Nanny & Papa