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Comment 37 of 417, added on July 1st, 2005 at 5:38 PM.

I like this poem. I cant discribe it, but I think it is beautiful.

Sabrina from United States
Comment 36 of 417, added on June 12th, 2005 at 7:39 AM.

Oh! this is vey dramatic, mysterious poem, it touched my heart very much,
I loved it, because it's so clear describing her feelings, which were so
sad, nice and thoughtful. I think it's one of the best American poems.

Lasah from Georgia, Republic of
Comment 35 of 417, added on June 1st, 2005 at 11:15 AM.

I think Emily Dickinson is way overrated and i can't believe that I found a
poem of hers that makes a little sense. When you look at it, she lived a
pathetic life and in my opinion is a worhtless piece of gothic trash

Comment 34 of 417, added on May 31st, 2005 at 3:20 PM.

i think this poem is
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!for some strange
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!but it's
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i don't know
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but i love

taylor from United States
Comment 33 of 417, added on May 31st, 2005 at 2:59 PM.

These poems by this wonderful lady just touch our hearts and souls. We have
never read such astounding work. And yet, we haven't even read the damn
poem! Oh, dear. I joke, I joke with you. I hope she will write more of
theses gorgeous masterpieces.

neen n kt from United States
Comment 32 of 417, 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 417, 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 417, 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 417, 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 417, 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

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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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