Emily Dickinson

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

"Heaven" Has Different Signs&Mdash;To Me

Poem by Emily Dickinson

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"Heaven" has different Signs—to me—
Sometimes, I think that Noon
Is but a symbol of the Place—
And when again, at Dawn,

A mighty look runs round the World
And settles in the Hills—
An Awe if it should be like that
Upon the Ignorance steals—

The Orchard, when the Sun is on—
The Triumph of the Birds
When they together Victory make—
Some Carnivals of Clouds—

The Rapture of a finished Day—
Returning to the West—
All these—remind us of the place
That Men call "paradise"—

Itself be fairer—we suppose—
But how Ourself, shall be
Adorned, for a Superior Grace—
Not yet, our eyes can see—


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  • Magadha RaniMagadha Rani (12/2/2019 6:54:00 AM)

    Itself be fairer—we suppose—
    But how Ourself, shall be
    Adorned, for a Superior Grace—
    Not yet, our eyes can see— very nicely written(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (6/18/2019 11:57:00 AM)

    Different signs in nature's manifestations like dawn, sun set etc have been discussed with the possible meanings coming out of them.(Report)Reply

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  • Castellenas JohnCastellenas John (3/27/2019 3:54:00 PM)

    Beautiful word for heaven by the amazing writer.(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (3/11/2019 5:25:00 AM)

    heaven
    a name
    mental dissatisfaction
    before the death!(Report)Reply

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  • ooh fascinating (11/26/2018 3:41:00 AM)

    this poem is really quite good- but im not really sure if it rhymes- i dont think so..
    maybe get a few rhyming ones but if not, then doesn't matter(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (4/14/2018 10:42:00 AM)

    The Rapture of a finished Day—
    Returning to the West—
    All these—remind us of the place
    That Men call paradise— who am i to write a comment on such a great poetess. Emily Dickinson.. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Sylvaonyema UbaSylvaonyema Uba (4/12/2018 9:13:00 AM)

    The rapture of a finished day
    Returning to the west

    A well depicted symbol of religious allusion.
    Nicely put.

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  • Rini ShibuRini Shibu (4/12/2018 9:12:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem about paradise(Report)Reply

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  • Glen KappyGlen Kappy (4/12/2018 8:56:00 AM)

    First, I’m glad Emily is featured lately. I—and many I expect—can relate to her wondering in this poem. My mind went to how heaven is imagined in The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis. In this poem we get a glimpse of how much Emily has at her disposal in the phrases a mighty look runs round the world, carnivals of clouds, and the rapture of a finished day. -GK(Report)Reply

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (4/12/2018 8:47:00 AM)

    Beautiful! Heaven is all around for a peaceful soul. There isn’t a grace superior than what has been bestowed!(Report)Reply

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  • Ingeborg Von Finsterwalde (4/12/2018 7:30:00 AM)

    Heaven seen through the eyes of Emily Dickinson, a treat of what is to come. May I be so lucky...(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (4/12/2018 5:23:00 AM)

    The Rapture of a finished Day—
    Returning to the West—
    All these—remind us of the place
    That Men call paradise—.......man call paradise, paradise
    may be differed person to person. Emily has defined in a way. Beautifully presented.(Report)Reply

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  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (4/12/2018 3:35:00 AM)

    The so called paradise comprised of dawn, noon and the orchard, the birds and the carnivals of clouds itself
    be fairer but what about ourselves that can we ever see the heaven? ........very outstanding imagination......thanks for sharing(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (4/12/2018 1:50:00 AM)

    Such a wonderful write by Emily Dickinson👍👍👍(Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (4/12/2018 12:50:00 AM)

    Heaven and paradise have her own interpretations in her poem here. ED is a good poetess and each poet has his/her own words to write/create a poem. That is the freedom in writing. That makes every poet interesting and be a new topic for dialogues and conversations. Congratutalions for her family to be chosen as Classic POTD!(Report)Reply

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  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (12/9/2016 10:14:00 AM)

    But how Ourself, shall be
    Adorned, for a Superior Grace—
    Not yet, our eyes can see—....no answer for this...or yes we can't be adorned to what yet we can not see....good as usual(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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