Of all the Souls that stand create —
I have elected — One —
When Sense from Spirit — files away —
And Subterfuge — is done —
When that which is — and that which was —
Apart — intrinsic — stand —
And this brief Drama in the flesh —
Is shifted — like a Sand —
When Figures show their royal Front —
And Mists — are carved away,
Behold the Atom — I preferred —
To all the lists of Clay!

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Of all the Souls that stand create —

2 Comments

  1. Katie says:

    This poem explains true love. It tells how she could have chosen anyone in the world to be with but because of love, she chose this person.

  2. sherwy hkim says:

    Of all the Souls that stand create —
    I have elected — One —
    When Sense from Spirit — files away —
    And Subterfuge — is done —
    When that which is — and that which was —
    Apart — intrinsic — stand —
    And this brief Drama in the flesh —
    Is shifted — like a Sand —
    When Figures show their royal Front —
    And Mists — are carved away,
    Behold the Atom — I preferred —
    To all the lists of Clay

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