Emily Dickinson

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

Could live—did live


43

Could live—did live—
Could die—did die—
Could smile upon the whole
Through faith in one he met not,
To introduce his soul.

Could go from scene familiar
To an untraversed spot—
Could contemplate the journey
With unpuzzled heart—

Such trust had one among us,
Among us not today—
We who saw the launching
Never sailed the Bay!

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: journey, trust, faith, today, smile, heart

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Could live—did live by Emily Dickinson )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

New Poems

  1. Eternity Calls..., John Ugolo Umah
  2. To live is to, gajanan mishra
  3. When love fades and tolerance takes over., Lehlogonolo Phora
  4. In The Arms Of!, John Ugolo Umah
  5. A Senior Citizen, Pius Didier
  6. Beclouded, DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  7. Why I am taken as toy, noctiluca scintillans
  8. Let's smile, Nassy Fesharaki
  9. When I Die A Teacher, Pius Didier
  10. Family, Kolade Seun

Poem of the Day

poet Edmund Spenser

Of this worlds theatre in which we stay,
My love like the spectator ydly sits
Beholding me that all the pageants play,
Disguysing diversly my troubled wits.
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]