Poet: Emily Dickinson
From Blank to Blank --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
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Feb 25 2004
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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.
Karthik from India
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