Funny — to be a Century —
And see the People — going by —
I — should die of the Oddity —
But then — I’m not so staid — as He —

He keeps His Secrets safely — very —
Were He to tell — extremely sorry
This Bashful Globe of Ours would be —
So dainty of Publicity —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Funny — to be a Century


  1. frumpo says:

    Time (or God) watches everything go by, seemingly unruffled by it; people do not want to know the present or future anyway–they are secretive and ashamed. I do not understand either.

  2. may says:

    I think show her sadness.most her lovers passed-away. It sem as she wishes to follow them .

  3. Stacey Hawkins says:

    I Didn’t Really Get It…. It Was Kindof Werid. It Doesn’t Really Make Sence!

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