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   Chapter 150 SIGHT.

Poems by Emily Dickinson, Three Series, Complete By Emily Dickinson Characters: 671

Updated: 2017-12-01 00:03


Before I got my eye put out,

I liked as well to see

As other creatures that have eyes,

And know no other way.

But were it told to me, to-day,

That I might have the sky

For mine, I tell you that my heart

Would split, for size of me.

The meadows mine, the mountains mine, -

All forests, stintless stars,

As m

uch of noon as I could take

Between my finite eyes.

The motions of the dipping birds,

The lightning's jointed road,

For mine to look at when I liked, -

The news would strike me dead!

So safer, guess, with just my soul

Upon the window-pane

Where other creatures put their eyes,

Incautious of the sun.

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