Posted by: bobroth | January 19, 2010

More Emily

I love Emily Dickinson’s “There is a solitude of space”.

There is a solitude of space
A solitude of sea
A solitude of death, but these
Society shall be
Compared with that profounder site
That polar privacy
A soul admitted to itself —
Finite infinity.

If anyone knows of other poems that reveal the silence between the sounds, the Transcendent infinite reality at the core of this ever-changing existence, I would love to read and share them.

Thank you…


  1. Yes, all is said there.

  2. We knew not that we were to live –
    Nor when we are to die –
    Our ignorance our Cuirass is –
    We wear Mortality
    As lightly as an Option Gown
    Till asked to take it off –
    By his intrusion God is known –
    It is the same with Life –

    And this one: it tells ‘things’ that I feel so much in David’s work!

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