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Poems by Emily Dickinson, Three Series, Complete By Emily Dickinson Characters: 476

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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 who 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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