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Emily Dickinson - What is -- "Paradise"

What is -- "Paradise" --
Who live there --
Are they "Farmers" --
Do they "hoe" --
Do they know that this is "Amherst" --
And that I -- am coming -- too --

Do they wear "new shoes" -- in "Eden" --
Is it always pleasant -- there --
Won't they scold us -- when we're homesick --
Or tell God -- how cross we are --

You are sure there's such a person
As "a Father" -- in the sky --
So if I get lost -- there -- ever --
Or do what the Nurse calls "die" --
I shan't walk the "Jasper" -- barefoot --
Ransomed folks -- won't laugh at me --
Maybe -- "Eden" a'n't so lonesome
As New England used to be!

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What is -- "Paradise" - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 215. What is -- "Paradise"
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

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Comment 4 of 6, added on June 19th, 2010 at 4:15 PM.

Maybe Heaven will not be petty, like Amherst often is.

frumpo from United States

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