Poet: Emily Dickinson
Ourselves we do inter with sweet derision.
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day:
Jun 9 2002
Comment 1 of 1, added on December 7th, 2010 at 6:06 PM.
I would suggest the Dickinson here is arguing that the ruin of an individual comes when he are too hard on themselves, dwelling on their failures, shortcomings, and sins. Optimism and and faith rather than doubt is what ought to establish and secure an individual.
On the second point, I would disagree with ED. Yes belief is fundamentally important but in developing our beliefs we must consider why what is right is true but also why what is wrong is false -- Reason both supports and opposes. Just some thoughts.
Bruce from United States
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