Archive for January 4, 2011

Dickinson’s “There is a solitude of space”

Another poem by Emily Dickinson shows that she must have experienced the vastness of empty space like northwestern Minnesota or Astana, Kazakhstan reveals.  No hiding in these parts, no nakedness of body since the temps can get to be so low that only those who bundle up can exist here. I LOVE wearing my fur coat so I can fit in with the local population.  Every woman has at least one fur coat to wear in the former Soviet Union. When I lived in Kyiv, Ukraine there were very beautiful coats to admire.  The politically correct people haven’t reached this part of the world yet, thankfully. 8)

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

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