Poet: Emily Dickinson
Belshazzar had a Letter --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Comment 0 of , added on January 14th, 2010 at 10:36 AM.
Some won't know this, but the poem is a retelling of what happened in the Book of Daniel. Belshazzar was the king of Babylon. His "correspondent" is Daniel, his cupbearer who became a prophet for his interpretation of the king's dreams. Revelation's Wall is a play upon the expression "the writing on the wall" (Chapter 5) and is simply saying the root of the word of Revelation was begun in the prophecies of Daniel 500 BC. Quaint!
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