Afraid! Of whom am I afraid?
Not Death — for who is He?
The Porter of my Father’s Lodge
As much abasheth me!

Of Life? ‘Twere odd I fear [a] thing
That comprehendeth me
In one or two existences —
As Deity decree —

Of Resurrection? Is the East
Afraid to trust the Morn
With her fastidious forehead?
As soon impeach my Crown!

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Afraid!  Of whom am I afraid?

1 Comment

  1. Nick-the-Greek says:

    I would never imagine a person, secluded and auto-exiled from life to write such an alive poem. It has the very essence of life in it-strength, something many people lack. I feel it could be the firm base for modern, confused and scared societies to step on.

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