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Comment 121 of 1011, added on June 15th, 2010 at 1:42 AM.
You can't choose up sides on a round world.|Great spirits have always encountered violent

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no
happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.

zhaohui from United States
Comment 120 of 1011, added on May 13th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 119 of 1011, added on May 6th, 2010 at 12:41 PM.


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Comment 118 of 1011, added on April 18th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 117 of 1011, added on April 17th, 2010 at 2:25 PM.
I'm nobody

I've loved this poem since first read some 40 years ago. It has never been
truer than now. Absolutely prophetic.

Karen from United States
Comment 116 of 1011, added on March 30th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 115 of 1011, added on March 8th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 114 of 1011, added on February 21st, 2010 at 3:14 AM.
Discovery of the Universal in Personal

Dickinson unlike Wordsworth researches her true self .The background
without and the within her had an incessant battle till her demise .She was
spiritually throbbed ,even having no religious cult .Hers was a life of
seclusion ,austerity ,ordeal ,and non attachment .
In "I'm Nobody ,Who are you" ,the poetess signals a
few words as ,- Bog ,Frog ,June and advertise .In those four words she
reveals her mystic -feelings and warns the blunt headed worldly-
religious-people who like a toad jump here and there knowing never not the
truth .God needs no advertise .The apparent world itself is His canvas .To
a seer He gets mirrored as "the livelong June" ,calm ,fresh ,and beauteous
.Living in marshland , the frog-like fanatics announce the merits and
demerits of their profit-reasoned religion.
Emily's realisation is certainly an aspirant's feeling .In fact we are
none to display , advise , and command
Every one of us is in his/her own platform .
Subrata Ray .Mousumipara.Uluberia .West Bengal .India

Subrata Ray from India
Comment 113 of 1011, added on January 9th, 2010 at 1:21 PM.
I'm Nobody...text

For those who were concened about the "word changes" in the version of "I'm
nobody" that was posted: "Advertise" and "June" are actually Dickinson's
words from the original manuscripts. She may have suggested "Banish us"
and "bog" as alternates, but in the latest edition of her complete works,
the editor Ralph Franklin has opted for "Advertise" and "June" as her
preferred choices. Remember, she never had a chance to do the editng of
her work. The original published poems were edited by others.

David Garnes from United States
Comment 112 of 1011, added on December 14th, 2009 at 5:38 PM.

Who is the miserable jerk-off who changed Emily's words? These are not the
original words. Emily said nothing about "advertising." She did say "They'd
banish us, you know." Thus the poem is about isolation, not being made
publically exposed. For Emily, banishing was good. She liked that. Because,
as the poem says, she wasn't a part of all the stupidity all around her.
Sounds lika a good sentiment for today!

James Onfriday from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 288. I'm Nobody! Who are you?
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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