Emily Dickinson

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

Heaven is what I cannot reach!


Heaven is what I cannot reach!
The apple on the tree,
Provided it do hopelss hang,
That 'heaven' is, to me.

The color on the cruising cloud,
The interdicted ground
Behind the hill, the house behind, --
There Paradise is found!

Submitted: Monday, May 14, 2001

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