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(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

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"Arcturus" is his other name

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"Arcturus" is his other name—
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  • Pijush Biswas (12/14/2013 9:53:00 AM)

    Oh...how beautiful....like it

    4 person liked.
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  • Barucn Atta (8/28/2013 11:08:00 AM)

    I started with a read of Books.
    But couldn't finish that Trip.
    So I tried some stories Short.
    The Suspect gave me the Slip.
    Now that I am retired and Old
    It's Poetry that makes me Snort.
    Really.

  • Henry Norton (11/20/2012 4:26:00 PM)

    I don't think this is one of her better poems, simply because you don't have to work very much to understand it. Images and metaphors are obvious,

  • David Tierney (11/7/2012 5:23:00 PM)

    the last few lines are so darkly comedic, a great poem

  • * Sunprincess * (9/1/2012 11:31:00 PM)

    a beautiful poem... you are the one true poetess...we all should aspire to be more like... :)

  • Kevin Straw (9/1/2012 10:31:00 AM)

    She is wrong about Heaven being charted. If Heaven is anywhere it is beyond science to chart. If science is at odds with religion where does it come from - the Devil? Is discovery God's work or Satan's. I think the last two verses are a bit twee.

  • Jacob Arden (9/1/2012 8:12:00 AM)

    In the battle between - carrying on the tradition of Religion and the existence of God and embracing Agnostic theology as scientific discoveries, which in her thoughts failed neither to prove nor disprove his existence. I could've swore this poem was written yesterday, what an amazing piece. Pardon my modest comment I am just an infant to poetry

  • Stevie Taite (9/1/2012 7:32:00 AM)

    And I think that she was not totally convinced about an existence of god! Zenith gave this away! But still was hedging her bets as science cannot disprove nor prove it!

  • Stevie Taite (9/1/2012 7:26:00 AM)

    I see this a a timeless piece, that could have been written today. Pearl means pearly gates? She has studied gods good earth and oh the life she has sacrificed to understand it. She is not old fashioned but inquisitive. Kids of our age are often too wrapped up in technology to notice or care for it! This his how this has stood as timeless for me!

  • Arushi Thakur (9/1/2012 1:06:00 AM)

    I respect this great writer and i am thankful to get a membership at poem hunter to look at these all poems which give me true confidence

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