A Cloud Withdrew From The Sky Poem by Emily Dickinson

A Cloud Withdrew From The Sky

Rating: 3.0


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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.

Never to pass the Angel
With a glance and a Bow
Till I am firm in Heaven
Is my intention now.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Laura Tierney 02 July 2012

auxiliaries = reserves, additional, Hermetic = airtight, sealed avail - to take advantage of

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Martin O'Neill 16 February 2012

Now, pardon me if I annoy people but I don't believe in judging a poem when I know who has written it if that person is famous. I read them anonymously and judge the poem on the emotions it stirs in me. That's it. Period. I would expect any of mine to be judged similarly. I find this difficult but not rhapsody inspiring as one reviewer seems to find it. I wonder if I were to write a poem and he were presented it as having been written by the estimable Miss Dickinson he would be as pleased as if he encountered me anew? I give this one 5

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Ramesh Rai 16 February 2014

tenderness glow in her ink

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Patti Masterman 16 February 2012

When Emily wrote a religious sounding poem- well let me just say, I never saw the irony of that till now. And that makes me appreciate her even more, if possible..

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Paul Brookes 16 February 2012

Duh.....................Not a favourite of mine Don't get it even when explained. The illusions or delusions it alludes to. Having said this it is only my opinion and I'm sure wiser heads than mine find some esoteric pleasure in it. To me it is just the wanderings of a strange and deluded mind. Hey but what do I know.

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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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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

Amherst / Massachusetts
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