Emily Dickinson

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

I Dwell In Possibility - Poem by Emily Dickinson


I dwell in Possibility—
A fairer House than Prose—
More numerous of Windows—
Superior—for Doors—

Of Chambers as the Cedars—
Impregnable of Eye—
And for an Everlasting Roof
The Gambrels of the Sky—

Of Visitors—the fairest—
For Occupation—This—
The spreading wide of narrow Hands
To gather Paradise—

Comments about I Dwell In Possibility by Emily Dickinson

  • (10/20/2018 2:15:00 PM)

    Reading this poem always justifies my wildest dreams... those realized and those shattered or delayed. and inspires me to shoot for the moon, once again. Thank you, Emily Dickinson....... (Report) Reply

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  • Tapan M. Saren (4/23/2017 9:13:00 AM)

    Wow! Wow! What a fine poetry! (Report) Reply

  • (9/23/2015 5:14:00 PM)

    ............love this, especially the opening line ★ (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (9/23/2015 2:14:00 PM)

    Outstanding poem..........truly inspiring....... (Report) Reply

  • (9/23/2015 2:09:00 PM)

    I dwell in possibility; My occupation is this. The spreading of my narrow hands to gather paradise. I love this poem. The possibilities of life are endless, no matter the size of my hand, my abilities, or my gifts. God's grace enables me to gather paradise. Wow! (Report) Reply

  • (9/23/2015 1:23:00 PM)

    Emily beautifully describes the essential human desire to build paradise on earth, and I think she would be quite disappointed to witness what we've got. Superb choice, thank you! (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (9/23/2015 1:02:00 PM)

    A life of possibilities- nobody could say it like Emily! (Report) Reply

  • Anita Sharma (9/23/2015 11:12:00 AM)

    beautiful poem.liked it much (Report) Reply

  • Seema Jayaraman (9/23/2015 9:21:00 AM)

    A great poetess, a genius brain with the right artistic bend to fetch and lay out words so beautifully and so magically... (Report) Reply

  • (9/23/2015 6:57:00 AM)

    A truly beautiful depiction for the love of life.... Emily is my hero.... (Report) Reply

  • (9/23/2015 5:44:00 AM)

    Really beautiful and meaningful piece of work (Report) Reply

  • Sofia Kioroglou (9/23/2015 5:11:00 AM)

    Αn awesome poem, an awesome poetess.One of my all time faves (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/23/2015 4:33:00 AM)

    For doors and, for love. Nice piece. (Report) Reply

  • Kinyua Karanja (9/23/2015 2:23:00 AM)

    Emily Dickinson was a great poet, a poet of all time. I like her poems, they awesome.
    Life of possibility is a an exceptional dwelling for human being.
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  • (3/5/2007 11:51:00 PM)

    'Outstanding 'is not enough for this poem... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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