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Emily Dickinson - The Infinite a sudden Guest

The Infinite a sudden Guest
Has been assumed to be --
But how can that stupendous come
Which never went away?

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1309. The Infinite a sudden Guest
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Mar 28 2008

Comment 1 of 1, added on March 28th, 2008 at 12:54 PM.

The best I can infer the identity of the "Guest" in this poem, is that it is a reference to the infinite and omnipresent spirit of God. He is the stupendous one that does not come because His presence is already, infinitely everywhere. Emily Dickinson's syntax is very interesting, but can cause some difficulty in understanding her poems.

Art Chapman from United States

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