Emily Dickinson was ahead of her time. While her contemporaries, such as Walt Whitman, where indeed writing free verse, their work, such as the example cited here [www.poeticbyway.com/xwhitman.h…
, were quite literal. In contrast, Emily Dickinson was a modern artist, leaving a great deal of work -- and fun -- to us, the readers, to see what we wished, rather than asking her to tell us.
However, the example I have today is really just one that speaks to me:
Floss won't save you from an Abyss
But a Rope will --
Notwithstanding a Rope for a Souvenir
Is not beautiful --
But I tell you every step is a Trough --
And every stop a Well --
Now will you have the Rope or the Floss?
Prices reasonable --
If it speaks to you too, or you have other Dickinson favourites, please let me know!