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Emily Dickinson
Love -- is anterior to Life -- Posterior -- to Death -- Initial of Creation, and The Exponent of Earth --
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Love's stricken "why" Is all that love can speak -- Built of but just a syllable The hugest hearts that break.
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Oh, honey of an hour, I never knew thy power, Prohibit me Till my minutest dower, My unfrequented flower, Deserving be.
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She slept beneath a tree -- Remembered but by me. I touched her Cradle mute -- She recognized the foot -- Put on her carmine suit And see!
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So give me back to Death -- The Death I never feared Except that it deprived of thee -- And now, by Life deprived, In my own Grave I breathe And estimate its size -- Its size is all that Hell can guess -- And all that Heaven was --
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Surgeons must be very careful When they take the knife! Underneath their fine incisions Stirs the Culprit -- Life!
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The Definition of Beauty is That Definition is none -- Of Heaven, easing Analysis, Since Heaven and He are one.
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The feet of people walking home With gayer sandals go -- The Crocus -- til she rises The Vassal of the snow -- The lips at Hallelujah Long years of practise bore Til bye and bye these Bargemen Walked singing on the shore. Pearls are the Diver's farthings Extorted from the Sea -- Pinions -- the Seraph's wagon Pedestrian once -- as we -- Night is the morning's Canvas Larceny -- legacy -- Death, but our rapt attention To Immortality. My figures fail to tell me How far the Village lies -- Whose peasants are the Angels -- Whose Cantons dot the skies -- My Classics veil their faces -- My faith that Dark adores -- Which from its solemn abbeys Such ressurection pours.
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The Work of Her that went, The Toil of Fellows done -- In Ovens green our Mother bakes, By Fires of the Sun.
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Those final Creatures, -- who they are -- That, faithful to the close, Administer her ecstasy, But just the Summer knows.
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Through those old Grounds of memory, The sauntering alone Is a divine intemperance A prudent man would shun. Of liquors that are vended 'Tis easy to beware But statutes do not meddle With the internal bar. Pernicious as the sunset Permitting to pursue But impotent to gather, The tranquil perfidy Alloys our firmer moments With that severest gold Convenient to the longing But otherwise withheld.
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Tie the Strings to my Life, My Lord, Then, I am ready to go! Just a look at the Horses -- Rapid! That will do! Put me in on the firmest side -- So I shall never fall -- For we must ride to the Judgment -- And it's partly, down Hill -- But never I mind the steeper -- And never I mind the Sea -- Held fast in Everlasting Race -- By my own Choice, and Thee -- Goodbye to the Life I used to live -- And the World I used to know -- And kiss the Hills, for me, just once -- Then -- I am ready to go!
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Unable are the Loved to die For Love is Immortality, Nay, it is Deity -- Unable they that love -- to die For Love reforms Vitality Into Divinity.
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Where Ships of Purple -- gently toss -- On Seas of Daffodil -- Fantastic Sailors -- mingle -- And then -- the Wharf is still!
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'Twas such a little -- little boat That toddled down the bay! 'Twas such a gallant -- gallant sea That beckoned it away! 'Twas such a greedy, greedy wave That licked it from the Coast -- Nor ever guessed the stately sails My little craft was lost!
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"Faithful to the end" Amended From the Heavenly Clause -- Constancy with a Proviso Constancy abhors -- "Crowns of Life" are servile Prizes To the stately Heart, Given for the Giving, solely, No Emolument. -- "Faithful to the end" Amended From the Heavenly clause -- Lucrative indeed the offer But the Heart withdraws -- "I will give" the base Proviso -- Spare Your "Crown of Life" -- Those it fits, too fair to wear it -- Try it on Yourself --
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A great Hope fell You heard no noise The Ruin was within Oh cunning wreck that told no tale And let no Witness in The mind was built for mighty Freight For dread occasion planned How often foundering at Sea Ostensibly, on Land A not admitting of the wound Until it grew so wide That all my Life had entered it And there were troughs beside A closing of the simple lid That opened to the sun Until the tender Carpenter Perpetual nail it down --
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A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King, But God be with the Clown -- Who ponders this tremendous scene -- This whole Experiment of Green -- As if it were his own!
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A Tooth upon Our Peace The Peace cannot deface -- Then Wherefore be the Tooth? To vitalize the Grace -- The Heaven hath a Hell -- Itself to signalize -- And every sign before the Place Is Gilt with Sacrifice --
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A World made penniless by that departure Of minor fabrics begs But sustenance is of the spirit The Gods but Dregs
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Ah, Necromancy Sweet! Ah, Wizard erudite! Teach me the skill, That I instil the pain Surgeons assuage in vain, Nor Herb of all the plain Can Heal!
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An honest Tear Is durabler than Bronze -- This Cenotaph May each that dies -- Reared by itself -- No Deputy suffice -- Gratitude bears When Obelisk decays
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An Hour is a Sea Between a few, and me -- With them would Harbor be --
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And this of all my Hopes This, is the silent end Bountiful colored, my Morning rose Early and sere, its end Never Bud from a Stem Stepped with so gay a Foot Never a Worm so confident Bored at so brave a Root
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As Summer into Autumn slips And yet we sooner say "The Summer" than "the Autumn," lest We turn the sun away, And almost count it an Affront The presence to concede Of one however lovely, not The one that we have loved -- So we evade the charge of Years On one attempting shy The Circumvention of the Shaft Of Life's Declivity.
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Beauty -- be not caused -- It Is -- Chase it, and it ceases -- Chase it not, and it abides -- Overtake the Creases In the Meadow -- when the Wind Runs his fingers thro' it -- Deity will see to it That You never do it --
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Best Witchcraft is Geometry To the magician's mind -- His ordinary acts are feats To thinking of mankind.
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