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Emily Dickinson - A transport one cannot contain

A transport one cannot contain
May yet a transport be --
Though God forbid it lift the lid --
Unto its Ecstasy!

A Diagram -- of Rapture!
A sixpence at a Show --
With Holy Ghosts in Cages!
The Universe would go!

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 184. A transport one cannot contain
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Oct 25 2003

Comment 3 of 3, added on June 16th, 2010 at 2:41 AM.

Ecstasy, rapture, and the Holy Spirit cannot be contained.

frumpo from United States
Comment 2 of 3, added on October 18th, 2004 at 6:10 PM.

i love this poem! it shows such mystery, such depth, it pulls you in. it makes you want to know more.

Comment 1 of 3, added on September 6th, 2004 at 9:46 PM.

i think this is a good poem and its kind of weird because my friend died 10-25-03 and this poem sort of talks about leaving and it was posted 10-25-03


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