There is another sky

There is another sky
There is another sky, written by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson did not write the poem There is another sky for just some reason. It was to convince her brother Austin to return from Boston to Amherst, where she grew up and lived. A poem about that place you call home and where everything remains the same.


About the poem

Dickinson wrote a poem, that certainly rose some questions. If this was meant for her brother, why was the last line “In my garden come”? One might consider this as rather sexual. That would of course be very strange, since the poem was addressed to her brother. If you have a less dirty mind, you can compare the place she calls home to heaven. Where everything is good and who wouldn’t want to dwell in the Garden of Eden?

But, there is also a good chance she was indeed talking about Amherst, instead of heaven. A place she never left and as her brother did, she would have probably missed him.

Isn’t this the true beauty when it comes down to the poetry of Dickinson? That there is always this scent of mystery covering her poems?


There is another sky

By Emily Dickinson

There is another sky

There is another sky,
Ever serene and fair,
And there is another sunshine,
Though it be darkness there;
Never mind faded forests, Austin,
Never mind silent fields –
Here is a little forest,
Whose leaf is ever green;
Here is a brighter garden,
Where not a frost has been;
In its unfading flowers
I hear the bright bee hum:
Prithee, my brother,
Into my garden come!

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