Emily Dickinson

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

A Little East Of Jordan - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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A little East of Jordan,
Evangelists record,
A Gymnast and an Angel
Did wrestle long and hard—

Till morning touching mountain—
And Jacob, waxing strong,
The Angel begged permission
To Breakfast—to return—

Not so, said cunning Jacob!
"I will not let thee go
Except thou bless me"—Stranger!
The which acceded to—

Light swung the silver fleeces
"Peniel" Hills beyond,
And the bewildered Gymnast
Found he had worsted God!


Comments about A Little East Of Jordan by Emily Dickinson

  • Rookie - 181 Points Angelina Holmes (5/4/2014 9:28:00 AM)

    Very nice. Love her poems. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 16,408 Points * Sunprincess * (4/29/2014 10:06:00 PM)

    ......an amazing write....enjoyed reading every line... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,408 Points * Sunprincess * (4/1/2014 4:57:00 PM)

    ......love the way this poetess writes...enjoyed.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cecilia Nicoletti (4/15/2007 5:52:00 PM)

    Emilys poems are just like her.They sound limpid, quiet, almost naive.
    This pale child from Amherst-extrange and lonely creature- learn to live deep inside herself and protect her beauty from the world corruption.That s why her poetry is pure she was. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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