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Emily Dickinson: As Imperceptively as Grief

As imperceptibly as Grief
The Summer lapsed away –
Too imperceptible at last
To seem like Perfidy –
A Quietness distilled
As Twilight long begun,
Or Nature spending with herself
Sequestered Afternoon –
The Dusk drew earlier in –
The Morning foreign shone –
A courteous, yet harrowing Grace,
As Guest, that would be gone –
And thus, without a Wing
Or service of a Keel
Our Summer made her light escape
Into the Beautiful.


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One comment on “Emily Dickinson: As Imperceptively as Grief

  1. sharondoubiago
    September 14, 2018

    wow, as always Vox Populi sharon doubiago


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