"This is my letter to the world" is a poem by the American poet Emily Dickinson, written around 1862. Like many of Dickinson’s poems, it is compact and enigmatic. In a broad sense, the poem is about isolation and communication: the speaker expresses deep frustration that he or she is unable to communicate with the "World." Some readers have taken the poem to be a reflection on Dickinson’s own isolation from society, since the poet spent much of her adult life as a recluse. Regardless, the poem documents the way that poetry attempts to translate the broader mysteries of nature into language and communicate them to other people.