Dickinson is and was a great inspiration for many poets. Her work strikes out and today it still inspires others.
If you like the work of Dickinson, you would probably like the work of Sylvia Plath, Robert Frost, William Blake and Walt Whitman. Not all these poets where inspired by Dickinson though.
About the poem
The setting of this poem can be called dreamy. The fair house she describes in this poem, could this be the house she grew up in and stayed during the rest of her life? Since Dickinson spend most of her time in the solitude of her room, the house must have given her some comfort. One might state the same for the visitors that stopped by.
In the poem Wild nights – Wild nights! Dickinson wrote about her sexuality and, probably, the love she felt at one time in her life.
Poem 466By Emily Dickinson
I dwell in Possibility –A fairer House than Prose –More numerous of Windows –Superior – for Doors –Of Chambers as the Cedars –Impregnable of eye –And for an everlasting RoofThe Gambrels of the Sky –Of Visitors – the fairest –For Occupation – This –The spreading wide my narrow HandsTo gather Paradise –