Poet: Emily Dickinson
Whether my bark went down at sea
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day:
Nov 19 2003
Comment 1 of 1, added on September 9th, 2005 at 10:58 PM.
Not once but thrice Dickinson uses the lexical term whetherfull knowing the ambiguity embedded.On the ontological level meaning choice between alternatives.
On the theological and philosophical level she feels herself compelled to Doubt; "Enchanted isles, gales,mysticmoorings".She believes universal schooling will help to curb our evil instincts, "This is the errand of the eye, out upon the bay"
Enhancing this concept I would say
Doubt starts with beliefs
There must be more
Than we can see
Around or beyond
Inciting imaginations that spur
So much depends on knowing
Believing is another story
Doubting what we know (whether}
search for more than greets the eye
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