I think to Live — may be a Bliss
To those who dare to try —
Beyond my limit to conceive —
My lip — to testify —

I think the Heart I former wore
Could widen — till to me
The Other, like the little Bank
Appear — unto the Sea —

I think the Days — could every one
In Ordination stand —
And Majesty — be easier —
Than an inferior kind —

No numb alarm — lest Difference come —
No Goblin — on the Bloom —
No start in Apprehension’s Ear,
No Bankruptcy — no Doom —

But Certainties of Sun —
Midsummer — in the Mind —
A steadfast South — upon the Soul —
Her Polar time — behind —

The Vision — pondered long —
So plausible becomes
That I esteem the fiction — real —
The Real — fictitious seems —

How bountiful the Dream —
What Plenty — it would be —
Had all my Life but been Mistake
Just rectified — in Thee

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem I think to Live — may be a Bliss

1 Comment

  1. joyce ann hurd says:

    MOre than once Emily reaffirms the possibility of resurrecting a shackled life. Even a day of joy makes life worth living – in 781 she says “…to wait Eternity – is short/If Love reward the end – Indeed it is.

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