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Emily Dickinson - He fumbles at your Soul

He fumbles at your Soul
As Players at the Keys
Before they drop full Music on --
He stuns you by degrees --
Prepares your brittle Nature
For the Ethereal Blow
By fainter Hammers -- further heard --
Then nearer -- Then so slow
Your Breath has time to straighten --
Your Brain -- to bubble Cool --
Deals -- One -- imperial -- Thunderbolt --
That scalps your naked Soul --

When Winds take Forests in the Paws --
The Universe -- is still --

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He fumbles at your Soul - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 315. He fumbles at your Soul
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: May 4 2009

Comment 9 of 9, added on May 8th, 2012 at 7:01 PM.

I think, whether Emily is talking about herself or not God is there for you, because no one would prepare you for the ethereal, or heaven.

Jesus from United States
Comment 8 of 9, added on November 27th, 2010 at 4:18 PM.

I have to say that I was pretty surprised when I read all of your comments. The first thing that came mind when I read this poem was the first struck of love. That moment where one takes hold of our heart, fumbles with our soul and leaves us completely changed for life. This might be only me, I admit I am a hopeless romantic and I capable of seeing something love related in whatever I come across, but hey...I think it applies in this particular poem.

Cosmina from United Kingdom
Comment 7 of 9, added on July 13th, 2010 at 2:36 PM.

The way God dramatically masters a soul.

frumpo from United States

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