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Analysis and comments on Two butterflies went out at Noon -- by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 9 of 29, added on September 5th, 2013 at 10:41 PM.

rJSeJ6 Major thankies for the blog.Really looking forward to read more.
Much obliged.

link building from Finland
Comment 8 of 29, added on January 18th, 2012 at 4:35 PM.

to me this poem is talking about a relationship. either a friendship or
possibly even more. it talks about how two people go on adventures toghther
over the years, sharing the same beliefs and then how they go in their own
directions but forever carrying their memories they had together.

anonymous from United States
Comment 7 of 29, added on February 14th, 2011 at 9:45 PM.

i think that she is the butterfly and the other one is her lover and they
want to go and explore new places together

bobby from El Salvador
Comment 6 of 29, added on February 16th, 2010 at 9:42 AM.
two butterflies went out at noon

This is a great poem, but I also think that there's a deeper meaning, other
than just two butterflies. to me, two butterflies could be any person, any
creature. The significance of using butterflies as an example is that the
wording comes naturally. imagine a poem like that with
"two people went out at noon to go on an adventure onto the shining sea."
nope, that's not a poem people would want to read, most likely. but the
main thing is that they're going on an adventure, surprising different
places. in reality it has nothing to do with the shining sea.
this is probably one of the most beautiful poems I have ever heard.

Maria from Germany
Comment 5 of 29, added on November 22nd, 2009 at 7:42 PM.

i like this poem actually, i think its a really good poem. its mainly about
butterflies going around everywhere and landing different places just like
what she wants to do only she wants to explore new places.

Steve from United States
Comment 4 of 29, added on November 22nd, 2009 at 7:39 PM.

This poem means a lot of things but the major thing it means is that she
herself is the butterfly and wants to explore new places.

Mandi from United Kingdom
Comment 3 of 29, added on November 22nd, 2009 at 7:34 PM.

I think this poem is beautiful and i think its talking about butterflies
woundering around exploring new places.

Jessica from United States
Comment 2 of 29, added on June 2nd, 2009 at 8:03 PM.

I think the poem is talking about butterflies that wonder/explore many
areas, but I may or may not be wrong.

bob from Israel
Comment 1 of 29, added on July 8th, 2005 at 6:39 AM.

I transcribed this poem as I thought I heard it while listening to the
movie "Autumn in New York." Now, a week later, it first occurred to me to
do a "google" search to discover if I had all the words right, and who is
the author. I offer my own transcription, as it makes more sense to me than
the original I just found on this website. I'm still not sure what to do
with the first "Be(e)." Other interpretations gladly accepted.

Two butterflies went out at noon,
And waltzed above a stream.

Then stepped straight through the firmament,
And rested on a Be(e).

And then together bore away,
Upon a shining sea.

Though never yet in any port,
Their coming mansion Be.

As to my personal interpretation, this poem describes the process I have
been experiencing, of joining with the Holy Spirit and/or Christ Self
within. We expect that "Heaven" is a place; yet find as we grow that, yes,
it is a place in one's Heart, and not a physical place, and that it is
"right here, now" as we learn to just simply live in the moment, trusting
our inner Christ Self to Guide us.

David Gershon from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 533. Two butterflies went out at Noon --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: May 7 2002

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