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Fewer things are more beautiful in this world than sunsets. Particularly over water. I first discovered Emily Dickinson’s poetry in high school, when assigned a poetry journal. My mom, bless her heart, helped me choose several poets and poems to interpret, and taught me that Dickinson’s poetry was about “more than just death,” as I previously though. On my 18th birthday, I received a collection of Dickinson’s poetry, with the inscription, “You’ll probably just think these are about death!” Thankfully, no.

Nature rarer uses yellow

Than another hue;

Saves she all of that for sunsets,–

Prodigal of blue,
Spending scarlet like a woman,
Yellow she affords
Only scantly and selectly,
Like a lover's words.

Tabatha A. Yeatts hosts the roundup this week