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Comment 32 of 372, added on May 26th, 2005 at 12:18 AM.

Many of you, as I have noticed, seem to think that the person Austin
mentioned in the poem "There is Another Sky" is some sort of soulmate or
lover or long- lost friend. If any of the people who mentioned something
like this, then you should have read at least the first couple of
paragraphs on her biography presented on the home page. It tells of her
family and of how she just so happened to have one older brother. Guess
what his name was? Austin. Yes, that's right, Austin. As Jon (below) has
also mentioned, it is her brother. I think that she may have missed her
brother terribly when he left to start his own life and family, so it is
like a plea to get him to come visit more or to move back in.

Rachel Winter from United States
Comment 31 of 372, added on May 23rd, 2005 at 10:19 PM.

And also, Emily Dickenson is DEAD. So, she can't write any more poems or
read your encouragements. LOL!

jon from United States
Comment 30 of 372, added on May 23rd, 2005 at 10:05 PM.

During the time area where she could have possibly written this poem, Emily
Dickenson's brother Ausin married her best friend. Now, after this fact the
analysis of this poem differs from person to person but here is mine: she
does not like that her brother is with another woman, and that she has left
her in her own world, or "forest." That is what I see withiin the first 6
lines of the poem, the "faded forests" and "silent fields." She wants him
to come back to her forest, or world, where they can be happy forever in a
perfect world. This perfect world is with her, and it is a "brighter
garden, where not a frost has been, in its unfading flowers." The last two
lines finish the poem with a plead that her brother leave her traitorous
best friend for her instead.

It's a beautiful poem, written in loneliness, jealousy, and sadness.

Jon from United States
Comment 29 of 372, added on May 17th, 2005 at 6:21 AM.

what caught my attention in this poem was the use of contradictory
adjectives and words: fair/bright
x darkness/faded; sunshine x frost. The reference to skies and gentle yet
firm hint of possessiveness with my and here and a note of allurement with
"Here is a little forest". Dickinson's father had built an extensive garden
and conservatory for her.Nextdoor lived Austin in a house built by their
father, the two houses seperated by a narrow path "just wide enough for two
who love". The poem, to me reads like a supplication against isolation and

Jude from India
Comment 28 of 372, added on May 10th, 2005 at 12:13 PM.

i liked this poem i think it was to show her brother that theres alwasy a
better day and something to look forward to in the future

Lacy from United States
Comment 27 of 372, added on May 8th, 2005 at 7:01 PM.

I think this a great poem! I also think its talking about her brother.

Lindsay from United States
Comment 26 of 372, added on May 1st, 2005 at 4:13 PM.

well to each his own. What it means to you is what it means to you. To me,
looking into her past, this poem still focuses on death/life after death.
All the things mentioned in the poem seems to me to be refering to heaven.
So more or less what i got out of it summorized is this life his hard
heaven awaits you dont get down you'll get your reward.

If any of you feel this is what she is saying say so if not say no. Get
back to me thanks for reading: Unknown Hero

Unknown Hero from United States
Comment 25 of 372, added on April 28th, 2005 at 7:02 AM.

This was to her older brother Austin one of the few close people who was
not taken from her. She was trying to comfort him. One of her not so
mysterious poems actually rather straight forward, still great.

harlan from United States
Comment 24 of 372, added on April 27th, 2005 at 4:00 AM.

I use tihs poem for my essay, I think the content is very nice!

S. Schuhmacher
Comment 23 of 372, added on April 25th, 2005 at 7:59 PM.

I think Emily Dickinson is the best poet of all times but I really try hard
to understand her poems and this poem I think she is talking to her brother
telling that there is another world.

isadora quiñonez from Mexico

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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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