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Comment 17 of 87, added on September 21st, 2012 at 2:25 AM.

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Comment 13 of 87, added on March 20th, 2012 at 6:58 PM.

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Comment 11 of 87, added on August 17th, 2011 at 8:56 AM.
on this wondrous sea

Emily lived in quest of peace.and she thought she might find it in the
west..still she loved the sea ,and compares her life with it..while the
shore was a dead life,which mostly peple spend..no pains,no sorrows,no
partings no tomorrows..

Shama T. Bukhari from Pakistan
Comment 10 of 87, added on July 1st, 2010 at 11:03 AM.

What water is for the desert, is poetry for the soul.

Emile Moelich from South Africa
Comment 9 of 87, added on May 12th, 2008 at 1:01 PM.

Hey there..
I thinkt it is a very interestig poem - and your interpretation is very
interestig, too.
I interpret it in a similiar way, but there is one thing that is
incomprehensible to me:
This was the poem she sent to Susan Gilbert (who would be later her brother
austin's wife) as a plea to write her a letter back. That is, in my
opinion, the thing that doesn't match.

gabse from Germany
Comment 8 of 87, added on October 2nd, 2007 at 11:22 PM.

I'm reading or rereading Emily's poems in the order they are listed here,
so it will be a while before I'm done :) Anyhow, I was surprised by the
small number of comments on a poem I find most enjoyable.

Just want to add something to what others have already said. I find this
one is very musical really, and it is a fact that many of Emily Dickinson's
poems have been sung to a tune. But even if you just read this poem
carefully out and aloud and pay attention at the sounds you are making, the
al.literations and the contrasts between minimal pairs of phonemes (or,
simply put, sounds) such as /t/ /d/ /th/ /s/ /z/ and the way she combines
vowels and diphthongs you can almost hear and feel the waves she is talking
about and, with a bit of imagination, if you read this with the right
intonation and rythm, you can see yourself aboard a rocking ship and in the
end you are really glad when the poem is over and you are back at shore. No
kidding. Try it!

Juan from Spain

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 4. On this wondrous sea
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jul 25 2000

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