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Emily Dickinson - Those -- dying then,

Those -- dying then,
Knew where they went --
They went to God's Right Hand --
That Hand is amputated now
And God cannot be found --

The abdication of Belief
Makes the Behavior small --
Better an ignis fatuus
Than no illume at all --

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1551. Those -- dying then,
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Oct 2 2011

Comment 1 of 1, added on April 4th, 2006 at 10:50 AM.

The poem is concentrated on the idealism of an absent god in a time of need. She also makes refrence to her decision of forsaking god while God in turn does so as well.

Nexkenth from United States

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