Absence Disembodies—so Does Death

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Absence disembodies—so does Death
Hiding individuals from the Earth
Superposition helps, as well as love—
Tenderness decreases as we prove—

by Emily Dickinson

Comments (2)

This is really messed up..and accurate. She is saying 1) absence makes the heart grow fonder and 2) when reality intrudes upon our ideal of another person we feel less love toward that person. In a nutshell we love our ideals of other people more than the reality of that person which is why we remember people more fondly than when they are around.
Such a deep poem. Love it.