There is another sky,
Ever serene and fair,
And there is another sunshine,
Though it be darkness there;
Never mind faded forests, Austin,
Never mind silent fields –
Here is a little forest,
Whose leaf is ever green;
Here is a brighter garden,
Where not a frost has been;
In its unfading flowers
I hear the bright bee hum:
Prithee, my brother,
Into my garden come!

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem There is another sky

138 Comments

  1. jacob says:

    i think i fell asleep doing reading the poems

  2. filippo says:

    emimly, always the best… never read this poem before.. now… just found it by chance… I have a book but it was not in… stupid biographer .-p

  3. Liu Xiaoling says:

    I like this poem. And I was impressed by the poem when I read it at first sight. I hope there is really another quiet sky ,where people can have a spritual rest.

  4. Dick Hammerstein says:

    This poem is super great. It reminds me of my native country of Tongo, which you all shud visit. Pls visit it or else i wil bee saud.

  5. Emile Moelich says:

    “There ia another sky.”
    Emily Dickinson was a great poet.

  6. christina says:

    i just want to say it’s so sweet

  7. Timothy says:

    In this sweetly charming poem Emily Dickinson is declaring — albeit to herself — that the incompatibility her brother discovered with his wife should be put into perspective. “… another sky” and “… another sunshine, Though it be darknesss there” means the Universe and the insignificance of our problems. “… faded forests” and “… silent fields” suggests thoughtful lonely walks her brother took in his anxiety. Then she concludes by stating that he can always find true loving solace and understanding with her his sister.

    I would very much like to thank qirobin for the highly kind Chinese translation so that many others can read this remarkable poem!

  8. sima yari says:

    I think that Emily Dickinson is the best poet,in English Literature.

    • Arman Najmi says:

      Yes the poem of Emily Dickinson appeals to all of us.it has got a universal elements embedded in its word fibre.She has always touched a deep cord inside me.But dear Sima Hari your poems so simple and somuch in it that they can not be explained fully.if I am a great fan of yours it is your creative genius that has mismerzed me. Arman Najmi

  9. natalie says:

    i love this poem because it’s just great. i love the way she includes her brother in this one

  10. story says:

    i love that this poem talks about our world around us and nature.its lovely

  11. Isabel says:

    Wow.This poem is absoulty amazing! I love the type of poem you’ll think about after you read it and it makes you want to read it over again and again. She is such an amazing writer. Aboustly B-E-A-utiful.

  12. Megan says:

    I think this poem deserves some recognition! It’s /beautiful/!

  13. James says:

    I think this is a high quality poem

  14. Adrian says:

    What does Kosovo and Albania have anything to do with this poem?

  15. Genc says:

    First of all, Im from Kosovo and not Yugoslavia. I ask the administrator to put Albania and Kosovo as a country. Thank you for your understanding!
    Now, let me explain my feelings about this poem. Personally, I think that she is writing to someone she loved or a relative. She is buried next to him or her.

  16. Juan says:

    To my mind, in this poem Dickinson is offering all her support and sisterly love to her elder brother Austin. She is obviously trying to boost his morale. Maybe he was going through difficult times when she wrote this. Or who knows? Maybe this was an invitation to share her world of art and imagination. That was certainly a good way to escape routine! He being a lawyer he may have been more matter-of-fact than she was or his life was just too hectic and through the images in this simple and beautiful poem she wants to bring him loads of optimism and hope for a better future.
    and maybe build up on his confidence at a rough time. She might also be referring to the Garden of Eden. You can never forget religion and spirituality when reading Dickinson. And in the Garden of Eden, unlike in our world, everything is supposed to be perfect. She, as a believer, knew that very well.

  17. Ellie says:

    This poem is fanatastic! I’m working on it for an essay with a mate 😀

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