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Emily Dickinson

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

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"Heaven"—is what I cannot reach!


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"Heaven"—is what I cannot reach!
The Apple on the Tree—
Provided it do hopeless—hang—
That—"He aven" is—to Me!

The Color, on the Cruising Cloud—
The interdicted Land—
Behind the Hill—the House behind—
There—Paradise—is found!

Her teasing Purples—Afternoons—
The credulous—decoy—
Enamored—of the Conjuror—
That spurned us—Yesterday!

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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