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Emily Dickinson - There is a pain -- so utter --

There is a pain -- so utter --
It swallows substance up --
Then covers the Abyss with Trance --
So Memory can step
Around -- across -- upon it --
As one within a Swoon --
Goes safely -- where an open eye --
Would drop Him -- Bone by Bone.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 599. There is a pain -- so utter --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Jul 23 2002

Comment 2 of 2, added on December 20th, 2014 at 5:40 PM.
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Comment 1 of 2, added on April 9th, 2007 at 8:28 AM.

It's about depression, the trance-like state in which people who are depressed move through life. Stephen Cope(author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self)describes Dickinson as someone who "wrestled magnificently with depression," writing poetey to live.

Barbara Vann from United States

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