Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

A slash of Blue


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A slash of Blue—
A sweep of Gray—
Some scarlet patches on the way,
Compose an Evening Sky—
A little purple—slipped between—
Some Ruby Trousers hurried on—
A Wave of Gold—
A Bank of Day—
This just makes out the Morning Sky.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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