Poet: Emily Dickinson
I should have been too glad, I see
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
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Comment 3 of 4, added on July 13th, 2010 at 2:25 PM.
I would have been too happy for a normal life and too happy to want to get saved--told from the point of view of a disembodied spirit.
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Comment 2 of 4, added on November 11th, 2009 at 1:54 AM.
This is the most comprehensive poetic expression of the three things Dickinson desired and was denied: a steady religious faith, recognition as a poet, and romantic love. In the order of the stanzas, she rationalizes the lack of each in her live as trials that build her character and sustain her constantly wavering faith in a higher power.
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