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Emily Dickinson - Not that We did, shall be the test

Not that We did, shall be the test
When Act and Will are done
But what Our Lord infers We would
Had We diviner been --

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 823. Not that We did, shall be the test
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Oct 3 2007

Comment 1 of 1, added on October 3rd, 2007 at 11:47 AM.

Getting past the unusual syntax is the first task in reading much of Dickinson. I this poem she states a simple truth that it is not that we acted according to our powers of volition, but whether we acted in a "righteous" manner, is how our Lord (lord) will judge how our actions met the test of the divine that we are capable of within ourselves.

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