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Emily Dickinson - The Love a Life can show Below

The Love a Life can show Below
Is but a filament, I know,
Of that diviner thing
That faints upon the face of Noon --
And smites the Tinder in the Sun --
And hinders Gabriel's Wing --

'Tis this -- in Music -- hints and sways --
And far abroad on Summer days --
Distils uncertain pain --
'Tis this enamors in the East --
And tints the Transit in the West
With harrowing Iodine --

'Tis this -- invites -- appalls -- endows --
Flits -- glimmers -- proves -- dissolves --
Returns -- suggests -- convicts -- enchants --
Then -- flings in Paradise --

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 673. The Love a Life can show Below
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

Comment 1 of 1, added on April 28th, 2009 at 8:56 PM.

I'm doing this as a poetry project for school. I think the meaning is about love and it's everlasting problems. But i'm not sure if it is also about looking down upon the earth and love after death. Could someone please help me?

Anya from United States

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