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Emily Dickinson - I think to Live -- may be a Bliss

I think to Live -- may be a Bliss
To those who dare to try --
Beyond my limit to conceive --
My lip -- to testify --

I think the Heart I former wore
Could widen -- till to me
The Other, like the little Bank
Appear -- unto the Sea --

I think the Days -- could every one
In Ordination stand --
And Majesty -- be easier --
Than an inferior kind --

No numb alarm -- lest Difference come --
No Goblin -- on the Bloom --
No start in Apprehension's Ear,
No Bankruptcy -- no Doom --

But Certainties of Sun --
Midsummer -- in the Mind --
A steadfast South -- upon the Soul --
Her Polar time -- behind --

The Vision -- pondered long --
So plausible becomes
That I esteem the fiction -- real --
The Real -- fictitious seems --

How bountiful the Dream --
What Plenty -- it would be --
Had all my Life but been Mistake
Just rectified -- in Thee

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 646. I think to Live -- may be a Bliss
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Jul 26 2003

Comment 1 of 1, added on March 2nd, 2011 at 1:15 PM.
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MOre than once Emily reaffirms the possibility of resurrecting a shackled life. Even a day of joy makes life worth living - in 781 she says "...to wait Eternity - is short/If Love reward the end - Indeed it is.

joyce ann hurd from United States

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