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Subala from India
Comment 4 of 10, added on January 7th, 2005 at 4:49 PM.

Although different people see different things in poetry and a person
doesn't always have to understand a poem completely, I too, was having
difficulty enjoying this poem because I could not grasp any of what the
author was conveying. I appreciate Andrew's explanation. Thank you

Mick from United States
Comment 3 of 10, added on November 10th, 2004 at 6:18 PM.

The poem is not that difficult to understand. A.D. is just trying to
capture images from a train station experience--what she saw and her
thought about it.

That is all there is to it.

Nick Tselepides from Greece
Comment 2 of 10, added on November 10th, 2004 at 3:18 PM.

The last line is the one that has
always stuck in my head and which
occasionally just pops into it from
out of nowhere at moments when people vanish
like - you're in a train station - the opposite
platform is crowded - in your boredom you observe
those people - their shopping bags, their shoes,
their mannerisms - then their train pulls up - it
takes them all in - through the window you may catch
a part of a familiar torso, an aspect of a hairstyle
that had caught your attention, a jacket that you'd admired - then the
train is gone - the opposite platform stands empty - a crisp packet you saw
one of the departed passengers eating blows along the platform - a
newspaper someone was reading lies on a seat - they're gone - the moment of
them and that place has gone - gone forever into the mists of time - the
orbiting mists - the mystery is the circumference

andrew from United Kingdom
Comment 1 of 10, added on September 3rd, 2004 at 8:45 AM.

I heard this poem again about 25 years after reading it for the first time
at school. I didn't make a fist of it then and still can't. I can
understand most of her popular poetry, but this is an exception.
Perhaps it is simply off the wall, or she was smoking at the time.
I'd love to hear a comment on what it means.

Noel

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Information about At Half past Three, a single Bird

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1084. At Half past Three, a single Bird
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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