I went to heaven

How great heaven could be, caught in a poem. This is Emily Dickinson, who considers the options of a wonderful heaven.

About the poem

The poem isn’t called “I went to heaven.” When we use the title that is based on the amount of poems that Dickinson wrote during her life, this is poem 54.

This is a one stanza poem, that consists of sixteen lines. Sixteen lines of perfection, like many other poems written by Dickinson. It is for poems such as these, that many people are still admirers of her work – even long after she died (1886).

The poem inspired others, including no other than Carla Bruni:

I went to heaven

I went to heaven

By Emily Dickinson

went to heaven, –
‘Twas a small town,
Lit with a ruby,
Lathed with down.
Stiller than the fields
At the full dew,
Beautiful as pictures
No man drew.
People like the moth,
Of mechlin, frames,
Duties of gossamer,
And eider names.
Almost contented
I could be
‘Mong such unique
Society.