Unable are the Loved to die

By Emily Dickinson

Unable are the Loved to die
For Love is Immortality,
Nay, it is Deity—

Unable they that love—to die
For Love reforms Vitality
Into Divinity.

33 thoughts on “Unable are the Loved to die”

  1. Use of the immortality and divinity with the word “ love” is very beautiful. Yes, I agree love never dies, love has a great impact on society for a long time.

  2. Those are such beautiful lines, and as I read and reread the meaning conveys more and more clearly to me.
    And I recalled one of her poems which I read in my school textbook, and which has been etched into my memory ever since – Success is counted sweetest, by those who ne’er succeed…

      1. I just reread what I wrote. Ingrid is one of my favorites too, and you. 😄
        Pronouns can cause confusion, but in this instance it works.
        Multitasking while participating in writers’ conference. haha

    1. What a coincidence, Ingrid 🙂

      I remember reading that book as a teenager – I have no idea how it ended up on my bookshelf at home back then, but I remember being deeply impressed even then.

      -David

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