Emily Dickinson

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

The Going From A World We Know

Poem by Emily Dickinson

The going from a world we know
To one a wonder still
Is like the child's adversity
Whose vista is a hill,
Behind the hill is sorcery
And everything unknown,
But will the secret compensate
For climbing it alone?


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  • Amar AgarwalaAmar Agarwala (1/5/2016 7:20:00 AM)

    Emily Dickinson has woven magic with her words. Her poems are short, meaningful, full of rhythm that oozes haunting melody which leaves me mesmerized and transfixed.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015