Emily Dickinson

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

We Play At Paste, - Poem by Emily Dickinson

We play at paste,
Till qualified for pearl,
Then drop the paste,
And deem ourself a fool.
The shapes, though, were similar,
And our new hands
Learned gem-tactics
Practising sands.


Comments about We Play At Paste, by Emily Dickinson

  • (2/21/2018 9:57:00 PM)


    We play at paste,
    Till qualified for pearl- -Great poem- -congrats- -
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  • B.m. Biswas (2/21/2018 8:48:00 PM)


    When one have the power to do good one does wrong and engage s oneself to imitate neglecting uniqueness.... anyway agreat Poet who mainly deals with death, a proud one for America and world English Literature...... nurul. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (2/21/2018 6:39:00 PM)


    Emily Dickinson knew the art of image married to message. She should be read in a secluded place in your house and your heart. (Report) Reply

  • Paul Amrod (2/21/2018 6:15:00 PM)


    ]You can write here and nothing shows up (Report) Reply

  • Paul Amrod (2/21/2018 6:15:00 PM)


    What a piece of genius from Miss Emily. (Report) Reply

  • Paul Amrod (2/21/2018 6:14:00 PM)


    I have written two comments and I am seemingly wasting my time (Report) Reply

  • Paul Amrod (2/21/2018 6:12:00 PM)


    What a fabulous poem from a genius poetess. (Report) Reply

  • Paul Amrod (2/21/2018 6:11:00 PM)


    What an incredibly innovative verse. I am totally flabbergasted. Hat off for this brilliant American poetess. (Report) Reply

  • Seamus O Brian (2/21/2018 11:43:00 AM)


    Emily Dickinson was a master of deriving the most meaning from the briefest, most efficiently vivid and memorable lines. This is a classic reminder of that gift. (Report) Reply

  • Adrian Flett (2/21/2018 4:46:00 AM)


    A few lines filled with meaning and wonderful rhythm. Beautiful rhymes, pearl and fool so clean and fine to the ear

    Adrian Flett
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  • (2/21/2018 3:37:00 AM)


    My all time favorite poet's timeless piece is shining as bright today as it was centuries back. In very few lines she said so much needs to be interpreted properly and it is all about this life to be lived perfectly so as to be a practice for the next.......amazing piece (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/21/2018 3:15:00 AM)


    Qualified for pearl! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (2/21/2018 2:37:00 AM)


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

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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