A Little East Of Jordan Poem by Emily Dickinson

A Little East Of Jordan

Rating: 3.0


A little East of Jordan,
Evangelists record,
A Gymnast and an Angel
Did wrestle long and hard—

Till morning touching mountain—
And Jacob, waxing strong,
The Angel begged permission
To Breakfast—to return—

Not so, said cunning Jacob!
'I will not let thee go
Except thou bless me'—Stranger!
The which acceded to—

Light swung the silver fleeces
'Peniel' Hills beyond,
And the bewildered Gymnast
Found he had worsted God!

A Little East Of Jordan
Cecilia Nicoletti 15 April 2007

Emilys poems are just like her.They sound limpid, quiet, almost naive. This pale child from Amherst-extrange and lonely creature- learn to live deep inside herself and protect her beauty from the world corruption.That s why her poetry is pure she was.

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Angelina Holmes 04 May 2014

Very nice. Love her poems.

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* Sunprincess * 23 May 2016

....an unforgettable story penned in an unique writing style ?

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Kingsley Egbukole 31 October 2019

A bible story poetically retold. Beautiful

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Mahtab Bangalee 31 October 2019

beautiful poem///////////////////////

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Andrew Blakemore 01 November 2019

Emily had a lovely grasp of poetry. Excellent work.

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Bill Cantrell 31 October 2019

And he limped happily ever after, I love the way this poetess penned this! A well deserved 10!

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Rajnish Manga 31 October 2019

An anecdote which is full of motivation. Lovely poem sweetly rhymed. Thanks.

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Savita Tyagi 31 October 2019

Such a beautiful poem created with biblical references.

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John Agandin 31 October 2019

What a beautiful rendition of a golden moment! Makes reading a pleasure!

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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

Amherst / Massachusetts
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