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Emily Dickinson - The Soul should always stand ajar

The Soul should always stand ajar
That if the Heaven inquire
He will not be obliged to wait
Or shy of troubling Her

Depart, before the Host have slid
The Bolt unto the Door --
To search for the accomplished Guest,
Her Visitor, no more --

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1055. The Soul should always stand ajar
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: May 14 2010

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Comment 2 of 4, added on August 16th, 2012 at 12:35 PM.
The sould should always stand ajar

I read this a little differently from tammy.I thought "the soul" to be an unbeliever,who should, however, keep his/her soul open--in case at time of death---she/he can walk through the door into heaven. Marta Regardless of intent of author, I believe it is helpful to keep our soul ajar for new ideas, music, people, concepts. Marta

marta sarkissian from United States

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