Emily Dickinson

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

A Thought Went Up My Mind To-Day

Poem by Emily Dickinson

A thought went up my mind to-day
That I have had before,
But did not finish,--some way back,
I could not fix the year,

Nor where it went, nor why it came
The second time to me,
Nor definitely what it was,
Have I the art to say.

But somewhere in my soul, I know
I've met the thing before;
It just reminded me--'t was all--
And came my way no more.


Comments about A Thought Went Up My Mind To-Day by Emily Dickinson

  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (11/8/2016 9:14:00 AM)

    A sudden reminder of something is that thought....an unusual topic for a poem in your great style Emily- 10(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (9/20/2015 10:58:00 PM)

    ......an intriguing write, ...love the theme ★(Report)Reply

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  • Angelina Holmes (5/5/2014 7:27:00 PM)

    thoughts are very interesting things...(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 14, 2001