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Comment 101 of 401, added on December 12th, 2006 at 4:52 PM.

what is the "hidden message"?

Natsuki from Japan
Comment 100 of 401, added on December 8th, 2006 at 12:30 PM.

i really like that poem. it made me see things a diffresnt way.

juliet from United States
Comment 99 of 401, added on May 9th, 2006 at 1:28 AM.

I'm on here for a project on Emily Dickinson. Though I've been known to
have a lewd and disgusting sense of humor, I don't understand the hatred on
this site. People saying that this poem "blows" and "sucks" and whatnot
just furthers Emily's view on life and publication. People could not
appreciate her poetry in her own time period, for she was too ahead of her
time. Now, more than a century later, society has become too ignorant to
accept her poetry. As for the sexual overtones, they were obviously not
intended since Emily addressed her brother, Austin. These perversions were
simply conjugated through your own mind dosed and poisoned by the
over-sexed media. "Into my garden come!" could mean "Come into my garden."
and nothing more or less. In addition to that, while i skimmed through the
previous comments, I found many people called her a "depressing goth" or
something of that nature. It is unfair to label her (or anyone else) that,
because, under the circumstances, it was almost mandatory to be paranoid of
death. Women and children always tended for the ill and dying, and they
were taught that there were little graves in the graveyards because little
children died as well. She watched people around her die, mostly from
comsumption (better known now as tuberculosis). Every funeral in town
passed her house as well - so, naturally, death was something she pondered
excessively, and she incorporated it into her poetry. Death is something we
all wonder about at one point in our lives, and the occurence is something
none of us fully understand. All in all, death is a perfectly reasonable
topic to write or think about. As for this poem, it is clever, yet
simplistic and easy to understand. My interpretation is that yes, there's
misery and darkness in the world, but she wants to turn her older brother's
head away from that, and escape to a surreal little forest of purity. For
people of modern times, it may be a lover, but it can be anyone.

As for the rude remarks, even I've toned down the immaturity and opened my
mind to accurately understand Emily's writing. I'm 12 years old, I listen
to rap music, I have a foul mouth - I'm a parent's worst nightmare! - yet I
understand everything she says, about life, death, and love, as well as
other topics. Her writing is truly universal.

P. S. whoever is regulating these comments is slacking off... some random
girl is begging for an orgy on here somewhere and they haven't done
anything yet.

Lily from United States
Comment 98 of 401, added on April 28th, 2006 at 8:56 PM.

i think this poem is so beautiful!I really didnt expect to understand any
of her poems since she was from in the 1800's most kids my age arent
interested in this stuff. i really like her poems. i was looking for my
favorite one in the world i memorized it. "i shall not live in vian" that
one has the most meaning to me. i think the whole purpose of this poem is
to teach other people and childeren my age that there is a imaginary garden
to escape to and it will always be there when things arent so great. and
for you guys that r being very rude i though adults were more mature than
that. wow i guess i was wronge! sry didnt mean n e thing bi that.

Tawnee from United States
Comment 97 of 401, added on April 26th, 2006 at 8:46 AM.

i think this poem is beautiful....it really has a hidden meaning...and it
really reminds me of myself, because i think she is trying to tell someone
how she sees the world through her eyes and how beautiful it is to her. but
no one can see the world the same way you do....

Katelyn from United States
Comment 96 of 401, added on April 25th, 2006 at 11:26 AM.

this makes me think of me and my brother and how i reashure him that soon
one day everything will be ok

ok from United States
Comment 95 of 401, added on April 23rd, 2006 at 9:11 AM.

OH MY GOODNESS....this poem is gross and stupid. i think she molested her
brother....how sad.

alyssa from United States
Comment 94 of 401, added on April 19th, 2006 at 2:17 AM.

*** Starry Night ***
By: sfiawong

Trinkle, trinkle little stars
How many there are in the sky!
Let the children try to count!
I remember this starry night.

Trinkle, trinkle little stars,
Seven children we sit on a bench.
Our little fingers point and count.
Sit close friendly and talk.

Trinkle trinkle little stars,
Talk about cowboy and a weaver stars.
They're lovely meeting once a year.
On many birds built bridge sing with quitar.

Trinkle, trinkle little stars,
At a quiet night only with stars.
Seven we sit on the stone bench.
Our little fingers point and count.

Trinkle, trinkle little stars,
Oh honey, For your Love,
Mother can tell you different stars;
Your lover can swear towards stars and seas.

Trinkle, trinkle little stars,
Mom or beloved may talk with you.
Tell how many different stars,
For an ever love your honey can swear.

Trinkle, trinkle little stars,
How great you are helping love?

sfiawong from United States
Comment 93 of 401, added on April 11th, 2006 at 7:54 PM.

ok look, Austin, yeah its her OLDER BROTHER. and there were no sexual
inuendos in this poem either. this was not a romance interest. Keep in
mind when reading her poetry that most of it was found on napkins, grocery
list, in letters and on other random things and was only published after
she died by her family. (which is a shame because they changed lots of it)
Oh yeah, and one other thing. SHE IS DEAD. so stop trying to encourage her
and stop saying stupid things like "keep it up" or "You rock" because she
won't be reading it. I mean really, she died before the internet was even

Megan from United States
Comment 92 of 401, added on April 11th, 2006 at 2:48 PM.

I think this poems is weird. I don't get it....

Angelica from Canada

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 2. There is another sky
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Mar 4 2003

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