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Alone, I Cannot Be

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Alone, I cannot be—
For Hosts—do visit me—
Recordless Company—
Who baffle Key—

They have no Robes, nor Names—
No Almanacs—nor Climes—
But general Homes

Like Gnomes—
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edmund roache 29 March 2020

Emily is telling us that although she appears to us to be reclusively alone, in actuality she is visited by hosts, which are angelic beings. Emily is being absolutely literal here as similar messages are in many of her other poems as well.

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Walterrean Salley 23 November 2016

(Alone, I Cannot Be by Emily Dickinson.) **Interesting.

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* Sunprincess * 22 September 2015

.........so imaginative...love this ?

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Angelina Holmes 06 May 2014

Solitude is the most companionable companion.

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