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Emily Dickinson - Through those old Grounds of memory,

Through those old Grounds of memory,
The sauntering alone
Is a divine intemperance
A prudent man would shun.
Of liquors that are vended
'Tis easy to beware
But statutes do not meddle
With the internal bar.
Pernicious as the sunset
Permitting to pursue
But impotent to gather,
The tranquil perfidy
Alloys our firmer moments
With that severest gold
Convenient to the longing
But otherwise withheld.

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Through those old Grounds of memory, - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1753. Through those old Grounds of memory,
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Oct 31 2002

Comment 2 of 2, added on December 1st, 2005 at 8:54 AM.

I think that this poem is interesting, and that the poet is interesting as well. Through the use of vivid verbs and nouns (meddle, perdify) she lets us understand her thoughts and feelings.

ali from Canada
Comment 1 of 2, added on January 7th, 2005 at 1:38 PM.

i like the poem it shows a lot of what she was like a a poet

monica from United States

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