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Emily Dickinson - Some say goodnight -- at night --

Some say goodnight -- at night --
I say goodnight by day --
Good-bye -- the Going utter me --
Goodnight, I still reply --

For parting, that is night,
And presence, simply dawn --
Itself, the purple on the height
Denominated morn.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1739. Some say goodnight -- at night --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Aug 19 2004

Comment 4 of 4, added on December 21st, 2014 at 11:39 AM.
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Comment 3 of 4, added on May 6th, 2006 at 1:08 PM.

This really shows how depressed she was

Cec from United States
Comment 2 of 4, added on January 13th, 2006 at 7:39 AM.

This poem really shows how lonely of a life Emily Dickinson lived. The fact that when people left her, it was such a terrible thing that it seemed like night was on her in the middle of daylight. However, when people were there to be with her, it was light a beautiful sunrise, bringing the joy and hope the sun brings with it.

Rob from United States

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