Emily Dickinson

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

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"Heaven"—is what I cannot reach!


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"Heaven"—is what I cannot reach!
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  • Rookie - 10 Points Milica Franchi De Luri (8/1/2009 6:39:00 PM)

    She had found haven here on earth - the apple hanging on the tree, the cruising of the cloud, the land behind the hill was her paradise, and i think she believed the religion or god rejected her, she wasn't haven material........ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tsira Goge (8/1/2009 1:32:00 PM)

    The Color, on the Cruising Cloud—
    The interdicted Land—
    .......................................................
    I love this poem as itself Emily... its Heavens so unachieved but such native for her... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mo. (8/1/2009 10:30:00 AM)

    'Heaven'—is what I cannot reach!

    This is both a true and sad heartfelt statement.
    (but this may not be what she meant :)

    'And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.'
    John 6: 65 (2 Tim 1: 9)

    'I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.'
    John 17: 9 (John 15: 16)

    'Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.'
    Acts 4: 12 (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,987 Points Is It Poetry (8/1/2009 8:10:00 AM)

    Emily, the key
    you now dont need..
    Laughing hands meet..
    Running through..
    heavens,
    the sea of them..
    Cymbal's like stars.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Casie Shanyfelt (4/21/2009 9:17:00 PM)

    Basically she is concerned about not 'reaching' heaven due to the fact that she refused to be a part of her fathers religion. She was always being pressured about being one of the 'saved ones' she was taunted that she may never reach heaven. She believed that heaven was related to nature and great feelings-not being persecuted for individual beliefs. hope that helps (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Adam Sobh (4/10/2009 11:49:00 AM)

    I'm doing a project on Emily Dickinson for my 11th grade American Literature class, and i need to find a poem by Miss Emily Dickinson and then analyze it, i chose this poem, but i don't really understand it, so if anybody could please explain it to me and help me to better understand it, i would be extremely grateful. (Report) Reply

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