EMILY DICKINSON'S COMPLETE WORKS OF POETRY [NOOK Book]

EMILY DICKINSON'S COMPLETE WORKS OF POETRY

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Overview

Excerpt:

THE PREACHER.

He preached upon "breadth" till it argued him narrow, —
The broad are too broad to define;
And of "truth" until it proclaimed him a liar, —
The truth never flaunted a sign.

Simplicity fled from his counterfeit presence
As gold the pyrites would shun.
What confusion would cover the innocent Jesus
To meet so enabled a man!




XXXIX.

Good night! which put the candle out?
A jealous zephyr, not a doubt.
Ah! friend, you little knew
How long at that celestial wick
The angels labored diligent;
Extinguished, now, for you!

It might have been the lighthouse spark
Some sailor, rowing in the dark,
Had importuned to see!
It might have been the waning lamp
That lit the drummer from the camp
To purer reveille!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016622460
  • Publisher: Unforgotten Classics
  • Publication date: 6/11/2013
  • Series: Unforgotten Classics, #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 317 KB

Meet the Author

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet.
While Dickinson was a prolific private poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime. The work that was published during her lifetime was usually altered significantly by the publishers to fit the conventional poetic rules of the time.
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