Emily Dickinson

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

Ah, Teneriffe!


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Ah, Teneriffe!
Retreating Mountain!
Purples of Ages—pause for you—
Sunset—reviews her Sapphire Regiment—
Day—drops you her Red Adieu!

Still—Clad in your Mail of ices—
Thigh of Granite—and thew—of Steel—
Heedless—alike—of pomp—or parting

Ah, Teneriffe!
I'm kneeling—still—

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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