Emily Dickinson

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

Escaping Backward To Perceive - Poem by Emily Dickinson


Escaping backward to perceive
The Sea upon our place—
Escaping forward, to confront
His glittering Embrace—

Retreating up, a Billow's height
Retreating blinded down
Our undermining feet to meet
Instructs to the Divine.

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  • Gold Star - 37,008 Points * Sunprincess * (11/28/2015 12:54:00 PM)

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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