Emily Dickinson

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

A House Upon The Height - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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A House upon the Height—
That Wagon never reached—
No Dead, were ever carried down—
No Peddler's Cart—approached—

Whose Chimney never smoked—
Whose Windows—Night and Morn—
Caught Sunrise first—and Sunset—last—
Then—held an Empty Pane—

Whose fate—Conjecture knew—
No other neighbor—did—
And what it was—we never lisped—
Because He—never told—


Comments about A House Upon The Height by Emily Dickinson

  • (12/10/2017 12:02:00 AM)


    A House upon the Height—
    That Wagon never reached—
    No Dead, were ever carried down—
    No Peddler's Cart—approached—

    Whose Chimney never smoked—
    Whose Windows—Night and Morn—
    Caught Sunrise first—and Sunset—last—
    Then—held an Empty Pane—

    Whose fate—Conjecture knew—
    No other neighbor—did—
    And what it was—we never lisped—
    Because He—never told—
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  • Savita Tyagi (12/9/2017 6:47:00 AM)


    Places that are beyond our reach evoke mysterious emotions and reactions in imagination. Emily Dickinson has portrayed a very vivid reaction to such site. So perfect in few lines. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/9/2017 4:10:00 AM)


    Approached! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (12/9/2017 3:47:00 AM)


    A great mysterious poem! ...A House upon the Height—That Wagon never reached....a classic composition of Emily Dickinson! It persuades a reader to read it gain and again! ! (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (12/9/2017 2:38:00 AM)


    Such a profound poem by Emily Dickinson👍👍👍 (Report) Reply

  • (12/9/2017 1:35:00 AM)


    Marvelous, indeed, is the mystery of A House Upon The Height and more mysterious even Emily Dickinson and her poems so whenever I read her poems I feel elated and transported to some mysterious place where
    I think life and death are same.....and this is about a house where king of death dwells perhaps.....a deathless
    poem indeed......eternal to be remembered ever ever ever.........thanks for sharing
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  • Susan Williams (12/9/2017 12:40:00 AM)


    A mystery that needs Agatha Christy to solve! Perhaps living high on a hill leads to an elevated attitude about oneself and thus people don't visit out of fear a snobby welcome and the years pass and nobody even knows who lives there and if they still do until they don't- - I like the way she put it better! (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (11/1/2016 9:34:00 AM)


    Untold, unrevealed mystery in your poem Emily...too good-10 (Report) Reply

  • (4/14/2016 1:27:00 AM)


    An intriguing and thought provoking poem composed by a great poetess. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (5/4/2014 9:07:00 AM)


    Mysterious indeed. Very thought-provoking. (Report) Reply

  • (4/29/2014 10:02:00 PM)


    .......a mysterious write...enjoyed.. (Report) Reply

  • (3/30/2014 7:37:00 PM)


    ......excellent imagery...enjoyed this write... (Report) Reply

  • (5/9/2008 7:31:00 PM)


    WOW! ! ! ! ! AWESOME POEMS! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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