Lad of Athens, faithful be
To Thyself,
And Mystery —
All the rest is Perjury —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Lad of Athens, faithful be


  1. michael koran says:

    when we can
    maybe yum
    when we can’t
    just yum yum

  2. Joaquim Parcerisas says:

    The poem is telling us we should follow the dictates of our heart or conscience, and believe in the magic of the mystery of life, of the unknown, fate. I like that!

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