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Emily Dickinson - Ideals are the Fairly Oil

Ideals are the Fairly Oil
With which we help the Wheel
But when the Vital Axle turns
The Eye rejects the Oil.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 983. Ideals are the Fairly Oil
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Dec 17 2016

Comment 1 of 1, added on December 5th, 2005 at 6:45 PM.

i believe that this poem along with several others is about emily dickinsons distrust for humanity. i believe she is an idealist at hear tbut that she doesnt trust humanity "the eye" to respect or live up to ideals. for further evidence check out tell the truth or tell it slant and i died for beauty-- but was scarce.

allie from United States

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