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Comment 4 of 29, added on September 15th, 2011 at 12:10 AM.
The distance that the dead have gone

Imagining things to be eternal, that even when they are already gone, we
keep on hanging on to them. This creates a perpetual illusion of their
existence. Like in this poem, it is the loving and missing elements that
keep the feeling burning toward the person you love, even if he or she does
not exist anymore.

DON ANTON R. BALIDA, Ph.D. from Oman
Comment 3 of 29, added on September 14th, 2011 at 4:21 PM.

My husband died 10 months ago. This poem expresses my feelings succinctly
- his "coming back seems possible" in my unmonitored thoughts. I store
things in my mind to tell him, and I buy things which will please him ...
for when I next see him.

And, yes, when I monitor my thoughts, I feel that I "have followed" him,
because his "dear retrospect" is always on my mind.

Bev A. from Canada
Comment 2 of 29, added on April 7th, 2011 at 10:39 AM.

Well I dont really get this poem but I guess she misses someone and that
person comes back

Clara from United States
Comment 1 of 29, added on September 7th, 2005 at 9:25 PM.

I liked this poem because to me it tells how she feels close to her dearly
departed and how she connects with them

Rachael from United States

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Information about The distance that the dead have gone

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1742. The distance that the dead have gone
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Feb 15 2012

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