To hang our head

To hang our head - - ostensibly - - and subsequent, to find
That such was not the posture of our immortal mind - -
Affords the sly presumption that in so dense a fuzz - -
You - - too - - take Cobweb attitudes upon a plane of Gauze !

--Emily Dickinson


Just four lines but quite a heavy one.

Landed on this one while looking for something else and it was strong enough to grab the attention of an accidental passer-by. Written in the mid 19th century, no doubt, it reflects the then existing conditions but seems relevant even today. Interpretations of this poem by various scholars vary from, the author criticizing the society to criticizing god. any comments ???

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