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Old 11-30-2017, 11:58 PM
Greg Charles Greg Charles is offline
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Forever is composed of nows -- and latitude of home

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Originally Posted by Emily Dickinson
Forever – is composed of Nows –
‘Tis not a different time –
Except for Infiniteness –
And Latitude of Home –
"Forever -- is composed of nows," is nice, understated brilliance.

"Latitude of Home," da hell? What's that even mean?
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:11 AM
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2. scope for freedom of action or thought

So "latitude of home" means that home is the place where you have the freedom to be who you are and think what you want.
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:15 AM
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Aha, that makes sense. So, is Dickinson saying that "forever" has that latitude, where "now" doesn't?
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