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Comment 13 of 13, added on July 14th, 2013 at 5:01 AM.
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I am tryig to put this poem into Chinese.I found the word "possibility" is
rather difficut to translate.Ofcouse the imagination of the writer is nice.
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Comment 12 of 13, added on December 20th, 2011 at 11:06 PM.
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Fremeneoma from United States
Comment 11 of 13, added on September 9th, 2011 at 2:05 PM.

fxxck tis dumb ass poem man,tis shxxt is stoopid as hell

Shakur Jones from United States
Comment 10 of 13, added on January 11th, 2010 at 12:32 PM.
wow

i hate this poem its boring


zeoy from United Kingdom
Comment 9 of 13, added on December 31st, 2009 at 7:07 PM.
Emily Dickinson #657

It might be of interest to some readers and commenters to know that, as was
the fashion of period, Ms. Dickinson was what her contemporaries referred
to as an "opium eater." I believe this explains, in large part, her
isolatory nature and, also, the spiritual content in much of her work.
Taking opiates is often a quest for the euphoria and bliss promised by so
many religions and their practitioners. Opium does produce feelings of
euphoria e.g. to gather paradise, etc.

meginiowa from United States
Comment 8 of 13, added on December 18th, 2009 at 1:11 PM.
i dwell in possibility

if you actually believe that emily dickinson was a recluse, simply because
that's the only thing you've heard about her, you need to crack a book cuz
that is straight ignorant,

Trot from United States
Comment 7 of 13, added on September 2nd, 2009 at 7:46 AM.

The word before "narrow" in the last stanza is "my" not "of".

Robert Carnevale from United States
Comment 6 of 13, added on December 4th, 2008 at 7:19 PM.

Emily Dickinson was an awesome poet but as for her being a nice lady, I am
not so sure that is a description fitting for her. She may very well have
been nice but she locked her self away in the attic and didn't mingle much
if at all. She probably ate in the attic but I don't know her biography
just a little. An awesome genuine American poet though. I enjoy reading
her poetry mainly because she wasn't part of the mainstream writers of her
day or any day for that matter. I enjoy reading poetry from those who lock
themselves away from the world and then describe it in their own words,
without any kind of propaganda or media influencing their view. I
definitely put her as one of the best poets in American history.

James from United States
Comment 5 of 13, added on June 14th, 2007 at 7:02 PM.

Why do you think she chose such a dark word as "gambrels?"

Geoff from United States
Comment 4 of 13, added on June 10th, 2007 at 6:48 PM.

I love this poem. It has so many applications -- spiritual, mental,
physical, etc. Instead of dwelling on the impossible we should put
ourselves in a place where the impossible is very much a possibility. Even
if the impossible is not reached we will go further than we could have ever
imagined possible.

Lynn Dawson from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 657. I dwell in Possibility --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Nov 21 2002


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