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Emily Dickinson - There is no Silence in the Earth -- so silent

There is no Silence in the Earth -- so silent
As that endured
Which uttered, would discourage Nature
And haunt the World.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1004. There is no Silence in the Earth -- so silent
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Nov 1 2011

Comment 1 of 1, added on June 17th, 2005 at 6:08 AM.

This Poem is what Ted Hughes refers to as Dickinson's dreaded inner vision. The word "endured" suggests that she bears a kind of revelationary burden which she must never realise or attempt to express, it is perhaps her own terrified knowledge of infinte nothingness. Poems 670 and 777 suggest a smimilar experience.

Tim Hoare from United Kingdom

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