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My Life Closed Twice - Poem by Emily Dickinson

My life closed twice before its close--
It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
A third event to me

So huge, so hopeless to conceive
As these that twice befell.
Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell.


Comments about My Life Closed Twice by Emily Dickinson

  • Gold Star - 65,374 Points * Sunprincess * (6/15/2016 8:55:00 PM)

    .............parting is so much like the door closing on life ★ an extraordinary write (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 5,371 Points Godfrey Morris (2/19/2015 4:04:00 PM)

    A short but cleaver poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 82,504 Points Kim Barney (2/19/2015 8:13:00 AM)

    John and Sagnik have hit the nail on the head with their comments. When I first read the poem I wondered if she had had two near-death experiences, but it could be indeed that she is referring to the deaths of other loved ones. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Life

  1. 1. A Psalm Of Life , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  2. 2. The Life That I Have , Leo Marks
  3. 3. Life , Charlotte Brontë
  4. 4. Life In A Love , Robert Browning
  5. 5. A Life-Lesson , James Whitcomb Riley
  6. 6. O Me! O Life! , Walt Whitman
  7. 7. An Old Life , Donald Hall
  8. 8. The Pleasures Of Ordinary Life , Judith Viorst
  9. 9. What Is Life? , John Clare
  10. 10. Life In A Bottle , Robert Browning
  11. 11. Full Of Life, Now , Walt Whitman
  12. 12. As I Ebb'D With The Ocean Of Life , Walt Whitman
  13. 13. My Life Closed Twice , Emily Dickinson
  14. 14. Ignorant Before The Heavens Of My Life , Rainer Maria Rilke
  15. 15. The Buried Life , Matthew Arnold
  16. 16. Later Life , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  17. 17. Love In A Life , Robert Browning
  18. 18. Life And Art , Emma Lazarus
  19. 19. A Plain Life , William Henry Davies
  20. 20. An Image From A Past Life , William Butler Yeats
  21. 21. Life , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  22. 22. A Life , Howard Nemerov
  23. 23. What Is Life? , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  24. 24. New Love, New Life , Amy Levy
  25. 25. River Of Life, The , Thomas Campbell
  26. 26. The Lords Of Life , Ralph Waldo Emerson
  27. 27. Human Life , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  28. 28. Each Life Converges To Some Centre , Emily Dickinson
  29. 29. Xxxvi Life-In-Love , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  30. 30. Life , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  31. 31. The Life Of Man , Sir Francis Bacon
  32. 32. Still Life , Thom Gunn
  33. 33. Too Much Of A Good Thing (Life Life Li.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  34. 34. Artist's Life , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  35. 35. The Course Of Life, Time, And Events And.. , Merlin Archivilla
  36. 36. Ebony Life , Robert Desnos
  37. 37. Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life .. , Abdul Wahab
  38. 38. In The Morning Of Life , Thomas Moore
  39. 39. Life Is What Life Is , Edward Veilleux
  40. 40. Views Of Life , Anne Brontë
  41. 41. Life Beyond, The , Rupert Brooke
  42. 42. The Life Beyond , Rupert Brooke
  43. 43. An Adventure In The Life Of King James V.. , William Topaz McGonagall
  44. 44. The Treasure Of Life , Olive Walters
  45. 45. Modern Love Iv: All Other Joys Of Life , George Meredith
  46. 46. Ploughman's Life, The , Robert Burns
  47. 47. The Country Life: , Robert Herrick
  48. 48. Still-Life , Elizabeth Daryush
  49. 49. Choice? (Life Life Life Life Life) , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  50. 50. My Life Had Stood , Emily Dickinson
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