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I would not paint a picture by Emily Dickinson

I would not paint — a picture — I’d rather be the One It’s bright impossibility To dwell — delicious — on — And wonder how the fingers feel Whose rare — celestial — stir — Evokes so sweet a … Continue reading

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Tell all the truth but tell it slant by Emily Dickinson

Tell all the truth but tell it slant — Success in Circuit lies Too bright for our infirm Delight The Truth’s superb surprise As Lightning to the Children eased With explanation kind The Truth must dazzle gradually Or every man … Continue reading

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We grow accustomed to the Dark by Emily Dickinson

We grow accustomed to the Dark – When Light is put away – As when the Neighbour holds the Lamp To witness her Good bye – A Moment – We uncertain step For newness of the night – Then fit … Continue reading

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I’m Nobody! Who are you? by Emily Dickinson

I’m Nobody! Who are you? Are you – Nobody – too? Then there’s a pair of us! Don’t tell! they’d advertise – you know! How dreary – to be – Somebody! How public – like a Frog – To tell … Continue reading

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I dwell in Possibility by Emily Dickinson

I dwell in Possibility – A fairer House than Prose – More numerous of Windows – Superior – for Doors – Of Chambers as the Cedars – Impregnable of eye – And for an everlasting Roof The Gambrels of the … Continue reading

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Hope by Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune–without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little … Continue reading

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If I can stop one heart from breaking by Emily Dickinson

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in … Continue reading

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