A Loss Of Something Ever Felt I Poem by Emily Dickinson

A Loss Of Something Ever Felt I

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A loss of something ever felt I—
The first that I could recollect
Bereft I was—of what I knew not
Too young that any should suspect

A Mourner walked among the children
I notwithstanding went about
As one bemoaning a Dominion
Itself the only Prince cast out—

Elder, Today, a session wiser
And fainter, too, as Wiseness is—
I find myself still softly searching
For my Delinguent Palaces—

And a Suspicion, like a Finger
Touches my Forehead now and then
That I am looking oppositely
For the site of the Kingdom of Heaven—

A Loss Of Something Ever Felt I
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Andrea Anderson 27 November 2007

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Angelina Holmes 04 May 2014

always very interesting...

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* Sunprincess * 29 April 2014

......an excellent write....and thought provoking...

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Glen Kappy 17 July 2018

this brings to mind the statement of st. augustine, our hearts are restless till they find their rest in thee. perhaps emily was familiar with it. i understand this loss she felt as something universal, as something that sets us searching for a deep an unnamed loss or hunger. -gk

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Bernard F. Asuncion 17 July 2018

Such a great poem by Emily Dickinson??????

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Lidia Hristeva 30 August 2020

In this poem, Emily Dickinson is comparing attending a funeral during childhood, where she was “too young” to understand, to the later issue of being an and still not understanding death, and being afraid that she is looking at it all wrong.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 22 September 2019

An wonderful presentation of stream of thoughts passing through the subconscious mind in young age by witnessing a death of some one known.

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Bill Grace 22 September 2019

She always blows me away !

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Joshua Adeyemi 22 September 2019

This is it... Succinct

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Kingsley Egbukole 22 September 2019

A beautiful poem. Thanks.

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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

Amherst / Massachusetts
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