Me from Myself — to banish —
Had I Art —
Impregnable my Fortress
Unto All Heart —

But since Myself — assault Me —
How have I peace
Except by subjugating

And since We’re mutual Monarch
How this be
Except by Abdication —
Me — of Me?

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Me from Myself — to banish —


  1. amir says:

    I also heard this poem in the lecture of Mr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in Musume of Science. His speech was about Meditation.
    I do not get the meaning of the poem exactly. I am interested to know its meaning.

  2. Diana Bunday says:

    I heard this poem in a lecture by a man named Zimm and the subject was mindfulness. I have been intrigued by Emily Dickenson’s poetry for many years. I would like to hear from others their thinking about this poem.

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