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Emily Dickinson - The Road to Paradise is plain,

The Road to Paradise is plain,
And holds scarce one.
Not that it is not firm
But we presume
A Dimpled Road
Is more preferred.
The Belles of Paradise are few --
Not me -- nor you --
But unsuspected things --
Mines have no Wings.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1491. The Road to Paradise is plain,
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: May 17 2011

Comment 1 of 1, added on November 1st, 2004 at 5:55 AM.

this poem, in the current climate,
seems to me to be an anti-war poem, or
so it can be interpreted...the advocacy for
plain life, brings to mind a humble realisation
of our helplessness in the face of our mortal nature,
and the end of the poem also seems to ridicule grandiose ideas of wordly crusading, because, at the end of the day, it's so inferior to the ether in which we'll ultimately be hured; whatever it's about, it pinches the brain

andrew greaney from Ireland

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