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Frank Bidart - Could live -- did live

Could live -- did live --
Could die -- did die --
Could smile upon the whole
Through faith in one he met not,
To introduce his soul.

Could go from scene familiar
To an untraversed spot --
Could contemplate the journey
With unpuzzled heart --

Such trust had one among us,
Among us not today --
We who saw the launching
Never sailed the Bay!

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Poet: Frank Bidart
Poem: 43. Could live -- did live
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Jan 20 2002

Comment 3 of 3, added on April 19th, 2005 at 8:31 PM.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz boring but i loved it


dani dee from China
Comment 2 of 3, added on March 13th, 2005 at 2:29 PM.

look at the other poems and you will find out alot about emily. she was from new england (amherst MA) so she often wrote of the seasons. if you read carefully, you'll find out more than you would think to find.

Kate from United States
Comment 1 of 3, added on March 3rd, 2005 at 5:15 PM.

where do i go to analyze the poem or where can i get the information? I really admire Emily's work and so i want to get a better understanding of her poems.

tay from United States

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