Emily Dickinson Essay

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Emily DickinsonBy: Alayna Robinson840I cannot buy it - ̓tis not sold -There is no other in the World -Mine was the only oneI was so happy I forgotTo shut the Door And it went outAnd I am all alone -If I could find it AnywhereI would not mind the journey thereThough it took all my store1389Touch lightly Nature's sweet GuitarUnless thou know ̓st the TuneOr every Bird will point at theeBecause a Bard too soon -1419It was a quiet seeming Day -There was no harm in earth or sky -Till with the closing sunThere strayed an accidental RedA Strolling Hue, one would have saidTo westward of the Town -1491The Road to Paradise is plain,And hold scarce one.Not that it is not firmBut we presumeA Dimpled RoadIs more preferred.The Belles of Paradise are few -Not me - nor you -But unsuspected things -Mines have no Wings.2There is another sky,Ever serene and fair,And there is another sunshine,Though it be darkness there;Never mind faded forests, Austin,Never mind silent fields -Here is a little forest,Whose leaf is ever green;Here is a brighter garden,Where not a frost has been;In its unfading flowersI hear the bright bee hum,Prithee, my brother,Into my garden come!10MY wheel is in the dark!I cannot see a spokeYet know its dripping feetGo round and round.My foot is on the Tide!An unfrequented road -Yet have all roadsA clearing at the end -Some have resigned the Loom -Some in the busy tombFind quaint employ -Some with new - stately feet -Pass royal through the gate -Flinging the problem backAt you and I!54If I should die,And you should live -And time should gurgle on -And morn should beam -And noon should burn -As it has usual done -If Birds should build as earlyAnd Bees as bustling go -One might depart at optionFrom enterprise below!̓Tis sweet to know that stocks will standWhen we with Daisies lie -That Commerce will continue -And Trades as briskly fly -It makes the parting tranquilAnd keeps the soul serene -55By Chivalries as tiny,A Blossom, or a Book,The seeds of smiles are planted -Which blossom in the dark.146On such a night, or such a night,Would anybody careOf such a little figureSlipped quiet from it chair -So quiet- Oh how quiet,That nobody might knowBut that the little figureRocked softer - to and fro -On such a dawn, or such a dawn -Would anybody sighThat such a little figureToo sound asleep did lieFor Chanticleer to wake it -Or stirring house below -Or giddy bird in orchard -Or early task to do?There was a little figure plumpFor every little knoll -Busy Needles, and spools of threadAnd trudging feet from school -Playmates, and holidays, and nuts -And visions vast and small -Strange that the feet so precious chargedShould reach so small a goal!150She died - this was...

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