“Heavenly Father” — take to thee
The supreme iniquity
Fashioned by thy candid Hand
In a moment contraband —
Though to trust us — seems to us
More respectful — “We are Dust” —
We apologize to thee
For thine own Duplicity —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem “Heavenly Father” — take to thee


  1. sailing22 says:

    This poem is throwing back into “Gods” face that through his own “duplicity” he has caused his human form to apologise for his creation of them.

  2. Mary Beth McPeak says:

    This poem is a good poem that focuses on the fact of the matter of god and the religion works and the religious meaning in the world………

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