Emily Dickinson

Amherst / Massachusetts
Emily Dickinson
Amherst / Massachusetts
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A Cloud Withdrew From The Sky

Rating: 3.0

A Cloud withdrew from the Sky
Superior Glory be
But that Cloud and its Auxiliaries
Are forever lost to me

Had I but further scanned
Had I secured the Glow
In an Hermetic Memory
It had availed me now.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 02 July 2019
A profound poem with spiritual base. The rich in rhyme and rhythm life song is superb.
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Kayla deas 09 October 2018
I love poems and when I grow up I want to be a poem writter Because I love writing like poems Too.
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Muzahidul Reza 06 April 2018
But that Cloud and its Auxiliaries Are forever lost to me, ................... well penned
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Joshua Adeyemi 05 April 2018
Never to pass the Angel With a glance and a Bow Till I am firm in Heaven Is my intention now.
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Paul Amrod 05 April 2018
Very beautifully stated in a short but moving poem.
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Susan Williams 05 April 2018
It is cool how she is playing science and mystery off each other in the same poem. She sees a cloud in the sky- something we all do- and the next thing I know she is talking auxiliaries and how she regrets not sealing all these things she sees in an Hermetic Memory”. Have to love the poetry of an adventurous mind.
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Edward Kofi Louis 05 April 2018
With A Glance! ! Thanks for sharing.
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Glen Kappy 05 April 2018
My first time reading this one by Emily as best I can remember. But what strikes me as characteristic of her are her unexpected or original use of words as in Auxiliaries and Hermetic and how she packs so much into so few lines. There’s a lot of similarity to this poem of hers and my Heart Song which begins, The sun is lacking. -GK
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Yes there are glories which are superior to that of a cloud, but even a cloud (deemed to be an angel) could have been recalled by her, had she fixed it firmer in her Hermetic memory, now she resolves never to pass such clouds with merely a glance and a bow until she is firmly in heaven herself..........outstanding piece.......thanks for sharing
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Bernard F. Asuncion 05 April 2018
Such an inspiring poem by Emily Dickinson??????
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