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Emily Dickinson - From Blank to Blank --

From Blank to Blank --
A Threadless Way
I pushed Mechanic feet --
To stop -- or perish -- or advance --
Alike indifferent --

If end I gained
It ends beyond
Indefinite disclosed --
I shut my eyes -- and groped as well
'Twas lighter -- to be Blind --

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 761. From Blank to Blank --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Feb 25 2004

Comment 2 of 2, added on July 18th, 2014 at 1:11 PM.

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Comment 1 of 2, added on January 12th, 2006 at 12:56 PM.

This poem has to be my all time favorite. Within the very first two lines, Dickinson constructs a fictional universe that chills me to my core. She starts her journey at a blank, and where might this traveler be traveling to? What hopeful destination? Well, a blank. And the path in between is not easy, not straight. It is instead a Minotaur's labyrinth ('a threadless way') but now, without Ariadne's life-saving thread. Who the Minotaur is, why the wanderer is indifferent, is left to our imagination.

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