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Emily Dickinson - Is it true, dear Sue?

Is it true, dear Sue?
Are there two?
I shouldn't like to come
For fear of joggling Him!
If I could shut him up
In a Coffee Cup,
Or tie him to a pin
Till I got in --
Or make him fast
To "Toby's" fist --
Hist! Whist! I'd come!

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 218. Is it true, dear Sue?
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Apr 25 2014

Comment 4 of 4, added on July 18th, 2014 at 5:53 AM.

g1hAY1 A big thank you for your post.

link building from Canada
Comment 3 of 4, added on June 19th, 2010 at 4:22 PM.

Two is company; three is a crowd.

frumpo from United States
Comment 2 of 4, added on March 12th, 2006 at 9:53 AM.

Susan Huntington Dickinson was Emily's sister in law yes, but she was also a very close friend of Emily's throughout her lifetime, some have even suggested that Susan was her primary inspiration and greatest love. I am only learning these things now as I have long read Emily Dickinsons poems but had thought I knew all there was to know about her. In my recent studies of this poet I find I was very wrong in thinking this, Iknew enough to know she was a recluse who devoted herself to her writings,but I didn't know of her true interactions and depth of feeling for those she counted amongst her loved ones, nor her apparent great loyalties to them, and I find I can read her poetry far more deeply now. The more I've read the more fascinated I become, both by Emily herself, her poems and her relationship with Susan Huntington Gilbert. I think this poem displays her frustrations with Susan, or moreso the situation as Susan was so dear to Emily from what I can discearn that Emily would blame her for nothing as she could do no wrong. But of course I could be mistaken.

Rachel from Canada

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