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Analysis and comments on When I count the seeds by Emily Dickinson

Comment 1 of 1, added on April 21st, 2006 at 6:42 AM.

Emily Dickinson in this poem is torn between the philosophical schools of
predeterminism and predestination knowing full well that the Puritans will
abide by fate whether chosen or not their faith for heavenly reward. the
predestination of Emily is expressed she can unreluctantly let the summer
pass
and another season count the seeds and view the passage of time.Thogh
mortals can not view the garden
they can receive see the cycle of life and death,

I am reminded of a poem I wrote called
" belief "
that i believe
is made up of
so many emotions
you believe differently
just some notions

Shimon Weinroth

Shimon Weinroth from Israel

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 40. When I count the seeds
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Oct 2 2010


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