Emily Dickinson

Amherst / Massachusetts
Emily Dickinson
Amherst / Massachusetts
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A Door Just Opened On A Street

Rating: 2.9
A door just opened on a street--
I, lost, was passing by--
An instant's width of warmth disclosed
And wealth, and company.

The door as sudden shut, and I,
I, lost, was passing by,--
Lost doubly, but by contrast most,
Enlightening misery.
Resh Kav 25 June 2017
great poem..... Great to read
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Indira Renganathan 22 October 2016
The hands that opened the door and rescued shut it again throwing out the rescued...The door as sudden shut, and I, I, lost, was passing by, - Lost doubly, but by contrast most, Enlightening misery....a way to accept misery....only Emily can write
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Menato San 06 August 2016
Soooooo good. Amazing one
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Angelina Holmes 04 May 2014
Ha! Enlightened misery... Funny thought.
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* Sunprincess * 29 April 2014
.......a door opens to another life then closes...amazing read..
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* Sunprincess * 25 January 2014
.......seems as if she is saying she caught a glimpse of wealth, warmth and company...as she was passing by...but she would rather be alone cause all is not what it seems...
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Ruby Root 26 August 2006
I wonder if she closed the door because she was afraid and backed away. It is hard to say and she is living with the misery.
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