October 09, 2005
Dickinson Selected poems
Dickinson has a great sense of life and happiness in her poems. She seems to be an optomistic person. Someone I would love to be around.
I her poem, "In a Library" I love the way she describes the history of thoughts. It is amazing to track the ideas of people throughout history. We can see how ideas have changed from the begining of writing. The poem starts off, "A precious, mouldering pleasure 't is To meet an antique book, In just the dress his century wore; A privilege, I think." Dickinson gives us a good description of the awesome feeling we get when we think about something from the past. We can read the exact words someone thought of thousands of years ago and that is truley amazing. The process of the thinking of human beings is being written down as we progress though time.
I love poem XVII. It states, "I never spoke with God, Nor visited in heaven; Yet certain am I of the spot As if the chart were given." This line is of such great importance. As a christian I know sometimes it is hard to think that I could be forgiven for all that I have done and there are times that I wonder if I will get into heaven. Then I remember that Jesus died for me and I am saved. I know that I have a spot in heaven. I know that he already has a place made for to live. Just because I have not seen it with my own eyes doesn't meen that I don't believe it. I have never seen the bottom of the ocean, but it exists, right?
Posted by MichelleKoss at October 9, 2005 04:59 PM
I definitely love how Emily Dickinson shows her faith in this poem. It's like she just read the Doubting Thomas story in her Bible, and now she's turning around to tell us her take on the topic. And as always, she does it beautifully.
Posted by: Valerie Masciarelli at October 13, 2005 02:05 AM
Take a look at this site to shed some light upon Emily Dickinson's religious beliefs.
Posted by: Leah Davis at November 14, 2005 12:33 PM