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Analysis and comments on There is a solitude of space by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 4 of 564, added on June 11th, 2005 at 1:26 AM.

This poem rocks! In fact it is Rocktacular! So rocktacular that we named
our band Finite Infinity! Nice choice of words Emily. High-Five!
- Nor*Cal

Jim Thorpe from United States
Comment 3 of 564, added on April 28th, 2005 at 9:29 AM.

This poem is awesome I really like how she uses her words.

Ericka from United States
Comment 2 of 564, added on April 2nd, 2005 at 7:25 PM.

I cringed when I read that only one comment on this great poem had been
posted. I have clearly experienced "that polar privacy" through practice of
Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation program. Dickinson most certainly had
it too, since she expresses it in astonishingly apt expressions. Maharishi
describes it very clearly, (but in prose, not poetry)in his Vedic Science.
He describes it as "self-referral" consciousness, in which infinity
collapses to a point. Unbounded consciousness knows itself by collapsing
its infinity to a point of itself. Yes, this is hard to conceptualize, but
it is easy to experience when one has learned the technique for doing so!



Craig Berg from United States
Comment 1 of 564, added on January 31st, 2005 at 11:27 AM.

Visiing the the sea, or gazing into space one can expericence solitude.
Perhaps, like Emerson, she experiences herself while in communion with
Nature.
The solitude in communion with nature is like being in company compared to
the solitude of consciousness perceiving itself only.

Great yogies and meditators talk about Brahman, or pureblissful
consciousness. Eternity, consciousness, and bliss.

Unbeknown to Emerson and Dickinson, and aluded to by Socrates, is a realm
of pure consciousness, filled with transcendental variety, all at oneness
with All.

Mr. Rosenthal from United States

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Information about There is a solitude of space

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1695. There is a solitude of space
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Feb 8 2004


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