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.
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
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
Comment 6 of 9, added on October 31st, 2009 at 12:55 AM.
Emily Dickinson was not famous during her lifetime. That's probably what
Jasmine was referring to Kyle.
Baboona from Algeria
Comment 5 of 9, added on October 9th, 2009 at 1:33 AM.
i love emily dickinson, she is my favorite poet! to me, this poem is about
emily and her trying to decide rather or not to believe in god or not, but
god keeps suprising her and makes her confused..dont know where to go. but
thats just me..
from Georgia, Republic of
Comment 4 of 9, added on May 2nd, 2009 at 8:28 PM.
are you serious jasmine, emily dickinson was a very famous poet
Comment 3 of 9, added on August 18th, 2007 at 12:27 AM.
Although every poem is open to interpretation, i feel that perhaps Maureen
had missed the true meaning of this poem, i believe it is a desparate out
cry of emotion on the part of Dickinson, regarding her frustration with a
lover who is inconsitent in his affection, and is therefore less a lover
but more an unskilled pianist "fumbling" upon the keys of her soul, taking
some form of gratification from it, completly unaware of the pain he is
causing to her
Comment 2 of 9, added on December 9th, 2005 at 2:49 PM.
I think this poem is about Emily's struggles with faith. Despite all her
resistance, she cannot seem to ward off the work of God. Ultimately she
rejects Him, but His power is still overwhelming.
maureen from United States
Comment 1 of 9, added on October 11th, 2004 at 3:42 PM.
the poem is really good. i know emily may not have been a famous poet, but
she should've been because her poems are good.
from United States