Emily Dickinson

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

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"Heaven" has different Signs—to me


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"Heaven" has different Signs—to me—
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  • Rookie - 240 Points Ray Quesada (8/18/2014 6:43:00 PM)

    Dickinson seems to me to be trying to convey the spiritual, eternal side of nature. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,128 Points Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (7/8/2014 10:49:00 AM)

    Heaven heaven heaven
    I search from dusk to dawn
    Find dawn as one
    Find noon as another
    Find dusk as a rapture...........no end of Nature's beauty in her conception
    Oh Emily you are as wonderful as heaven.............. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,827 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/8/2014 9:45:00 AM)

    Getting such a beautiful chance to read the great poet's poem here I express my happiness and it is felt that the poem is unique in style and theme of heaven as the reflections of other poems of her.Her famous poem if my memory is correct I am no body who are you Are you Nobody too..... have attracted the readers. The most amazing lines How Public - like a frog......... like lines are also beautiful. Here the poem is a beautiful one. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 162 Points Kasey Jessie (5/8/2014 10:14:00 PM)

    she wrote so many beautiful poems. she was amazing. it is a shame her best work was not released till after her unfortunate death. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 356 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (9/21/2013 10:59:00 AM)

    Heaven is a cut and paste job
    Of this good old earth of ours
    It is we who made a hell of it
    And now looking for life on Mars

    (Excellent piece by a Emily D in her typical style) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ravindran Govindaraju (9/12/2013 4:50:00 AM)

    all in our parody, heaven is, if obverse of hell, why both are not with in us.
    if orient brings mystery, west brings mirth. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hn Pande (7/8/2013 1:19:00 AM)

    most of the people are born here, they stay here and similarly wear off the planet.with their reminiscences.
    and regret for a un done cause that is to sight a heaven in dreams rather realise their shut eyes. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 165 Points Karen Sinclair (7/8/2012 5:11:00 AM)

    Heaven is right here right now, whilst we are lucky enough to relish nature.....a wonderful ode... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bryce Edward Coast (7/8/2010 10:39:00 AM)

    The beautiful side of mother nature~of what our eyes see here on Earth~ are but semblances of a place we can only imagine~Heaven (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 212 Points Ramesh T A (7/8/2010 8:43:00 AM)

    Lovely poem about heaven on Earth is wonderfully written for the reading pleasure of all! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 386 Points Saadat Tahir (7/8/2010 5:22:00 AM)

    clearly Emily holds creation in awe... she is mesmerised by the mundane and ordinary yet beautiful
    she sees signs of a reincarnation at a different level, in day to day happenings
    she speaks of the presence of GOD or the ultimate being...and the meaning of loife and death on a deeper level..
    the poem is so fluid and charming.... in simplicity it is unmatched, so is the content...
    a culmination of poetic discourse, i d say
    abso amazing

    cheers to her... a celebrated poetess par excellence

    sat (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 138 Points Manonton Dalan (7/8/2010 3:48:00 AM)

    i guess she's trying to describe heaven to things
    availble to us and has a reservation of something
    we haven't seen. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Joseph Poewhit (7/8/2010 12:27:00 AM)

    Dickinson, presented the infinite creation of GOD, in few words. Creator of the sun and dust speck earth. Giving rein to a future of uncountable beauty, in a higher realm of GODS abounding future. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dana Pienica (2/26/2010 3:56:00 PM)

    Maybe she means that the world she is leaving here right now is already heaven to her and she sees examples of that in all the every day things, the simple things like the morning and the noon. perhaps heaven to her is being alive? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Pruchnicki (7/8/2009 2:00:00 PM)

    Confusion abounds when a reader decides that he has comprehended the 'message' of a poem, as some have done today! 'An inferior picture of Heaven' does not seem to me to be relevant in any way to HEAVEN HAS DIFFERENT SIGNS - TO ME by the spinster of Amherst, Emily Dickinson! Perhaps her terse and aphoristic style confuses those who hanker after simpler verse designed for logical thinkers, I don't know, but the very terseness appeals to some who understand the tentative nature of the poet's love of nature. Emily never thought that she understood the beatific vision in all its splendor as the poem makes clear. A 'sign' is a signal, a brief glimpse of what other men call by the name of 'paradise'! We by our very nature can only take delight in those 'signs' - the sunny orchard, the chirping singing birds, clouds like carnivals that delight the innocent viewer - we can see but darkly the spendor of creation! (Report) Reply

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