Emily, 1862.

In 1862, Emily Dickinson wrote 366 poems in 365 days.The below photos are  from a 2009 installation by Spencer Finch.  366, Emily Dickinson’s Miraculous Year is a real-time memorial to that year, which burns for exactly one year. The sculpture is comprised of 366 individual candles arranged in a linear sequence, each of which burns for 24 hours. The color of each candle matches a color mentioned in the corresponding poem. When no color is mentioned in a poem, the candles are made out of natural paraffin.


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