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Comment 18 of 98, added on March 24th, 2011 at 12:23 PM.
i do so love this poem it is a really good poem
from United States
Comment 17 of 98, added on March 3rd, 2010 at 8:33 PM.
life and death
@gabse, i think you touched on what the meaning of the poem is, its about
the cycle of life and death. the third and fourth stanzas create a
spiritual feel to the poem. "held in a truer land" "they're thine" "serener
bright" "golden light" the bird (or person/loved one) has died. its no
longer returning to her, it shall sing to her from a "distant tree."
steph from United States
Comment 16 of 98, added on January 24th, 2010 at 11:13 AM.
I LOVED THIS POEM! It basically means: if you love something, let it go. If
it was meant to be, they will come back to you. You know the saying! It was
Abi from United States
Comment 15 of 98, added on May 21st, 2008 at 1:23 PM.
i personally think that the bird represents some kind of never ending
circle.. emily dickinson knows the bird has to leave her, but she also
knows that he will come back because he has to come back, that's just the
way it goes in nature.
and i also think the bird musn't necessarily represent a person/ a thing
that went away/ she lost, but could show how deep feelings can be
restrained or taken away, but will come back someday.
sry if it sounds a bit crazy^^
gabse from Germany
Comment 14 of 98, added on May 16th, 2008 at 2:48 PM.
i love poems this one was the best i ever heard
brianna from United States
Comment 13 of 98, added on February 12th, 2008 at 10:36 AM.
I really enjoyed this poem; Emily is a great writer!
Megan from United States
Comment 12 of 98, added on January 24th, 2008 at 1:52 PM.
this poem is off the hook i just love it and i love the writer shes
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WONDER ful i just
Comment 11 of 98, added on October 3rd, 2007 at 11:13 PM.
This poem, as all masterpieces by any great writers, can be interpreted in
a variety of way. Dickinson gives us a bird that comes to her garden in
Spring, then leaves and comes back again the following year and makes her
ever so happy again. Many readers have suggested that she is referring to a
very dear friend she misses tremendously and that she can't wait for him to
come back. This could be extended to the cycle of natural life and the
hardships of Life that need hope and effort to be born and overcome and
finally, the theme of Death and our Awakening in Heaven, where, according
to the Christian faith, there are no shadows or hardships. The Robin could
very well be her heart or even her immortal soul.
Comment 10 of 98, added on January 8th, 2006 at 7:11 AM.
I feel that this is a lovely poem. I'm learning it for a school project,
and every time I look it over again, something new springs out at me. It's
melancholy, but also rather hopeful, bringing out the 'Darkness before the
dawn' aspect. And also that happiness is easy, you can get it from simple
things, if you let yourself. I know that this is probably a silly comment,
but I had to make it.
Kates from China
Comment 9 of 98, added on October 12th, 2005 at 1:50 PM.
the two comments prior to this one is quite interesting, as are the ones
before; atleast those that pertaqined to the poem. However i felt that the
idea of Emily being in a state of emotional burden due to the parting of
someone she obviously cares for, was among the best interpetation i've
heard of this particular poem. It is also imperative to not that a number
of her poems are affliated with lost love or the lack of love.
wallace from United States
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