Emily Dickinson

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

This World Is Not Conclusion - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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This World is not Conclusion.
A Species stands beyond—
Invisible, as Music—
But positive, as Sound—
It beckons, and it baffles—
Philosophy—don't know—
And through a Riddle, at the last—
Sagacity, must go—
To guess it, puzzles scholars—
To gain it, Men have borne
Contempt of Generations
And Crucifixion, shown—
Faith slips—and laughs, and rallies—
Blushes, if any see—
Plucks at a twig of Evidence—
And asks a Vane, the way—
Much Gesture, from the Pulpit—
Strong Hallelujahs roll—
Narcotics cannot still the Tooth
That nibbles at the soul—


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  • (1/29/2018 10:09:00 AM)


    This version is quite different - many words altered - than what I have in my Poetry of Emily Dickinson book. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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