Emily Dickinson

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

A Doubt If It Be Us - Poem by Emily Dickinson


A doubt if it be Us
Assists the staggering Mind
In an extremer Anguish
Until it footing find.

An Unreality is lent,
A merciful Mirage
That makes the living possible
While it suspends the lives.

Comments about A Doubt If It Be Us by Emily Dickinson

  • Rookie - 187 Points Angelina Holmes (5/4/2014 8:14:00 AM)

    Merciful mirage... interesting (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 31,001 Points * Sunprincess * (4/29/2014 9:55:00 PM)

    ..........amazing thoughts in this write...enjoyed.. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 31,001 Points * Sunprincess * (3/30/2014 7:18:00 PM)

    .......and no doubt about this one...truly a fine poem...enjoyed.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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