A transport one cannot contain
May yet a transport be —
Though God forbid it lift the lid —
Unto its Ecstasy!

A Diagram — of Rapture!
A sixpence at a Show —
With Holy Ghosts in Cages!
The Universe would go!

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem A transport one cannot contain


  1. frumpo says:

    Ecstasy, rapture, and the Holy Spirit cannot be contained.

  2. Emmy says:

    i love this poem! it shows such mystery, such depth, it pulls you in. it makes you want to know more.

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