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Emily Dickinson - Funny -- to be a Century

Funny -- to be a Century --
And see the People -- going by --
I -- should die of the Oddity --
But then -- I'm not so staid -- as He --

He keeps His Secrets safely -- very --
Were He to tell -- extremely sorry
This Bashful Globe of Ours would be --
So dainty of Publicity --

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 345. Funny -- to be a Century
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Jul 20 2002

Comment 3 of 3, added on July 20th, 2010 at 12:09 PM.

Time (or God) watches everything go by, seemingly unruffled by it; people do not want to know the present or future anyway--they are secretive and ashamed. I do not understand either.

frumpo from United States
Comment 2 of 3, added on December 10th, 2009 at 1:17 PM.

I think show her sadness.most her lovers passed-away. It sem as she wishes to follow them .

may from France
Comment 1 of 3, added on April 27th, 2006 at 7:53 AM.

I Didn't Really Get It.... It Was Kindof Werid. It Doesn't Really Make Sence!

Stacey Hawkins from United States

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