The earth has many keys,
Where melody is not
Is the unknown peninsula.
Beauty is nature’s fact.

But witness for her land,
And witness for her sea,
The cricket is her utmost
Of elegy to me.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem The earth has many keys,

7 Comments

  1. Cas-AmericanPoems says:

    Emily Dickinson was a lesbian and the fact that Susan wasn’t mentioned at all here is shameful.

    • J. Orwell says:

      Why does it matter? Does her sexuality define her? Why should it have been included in her BRIEF biography, and why is it shameful that it wasn’t? Is her story about her lover? No, it is about her. It’s about what she wrote; not who she was with intimately. I think it is shameful that you would condemn someone else for not conforming to your agenda and that you feel that her sexuality is such a crucial part of her story that it couldn’t be told without it. Honestly, it is saddening how heavily our society leans on sexuality/sexual preference as if it determines our worth. So, I believe you have it wrong. It isn’t shame on the author who wrote this BRIEF and non-extensive biography; it is shame on you.

  2. Jeff Allen says:

    This poem stinks, i can’t believe she wrotes this, this is CRAP!!!!

  3. Camille says:

    i cant see it.

  4. Hunter Zwart says:

    I wish i could see the poem

  5. crystal says:

    I love this poem!

  6. Natalia says:

    This poem flows freely and has great emotional words that really expess Emily Dickinson’s thoughts.

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