Emily Dickinson

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

Split the Lark—and you'll find the Music


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Split the Lark—and you'll find the Music—
Bulb after Bulb, in Silver rolled—
Scantilly dealt to the Summer Morning
Saved for your Ear when Lutes be old.

Loose the Flood—you shall find it patent—
Gush after Gush, reserved for you—
Scarlet Experiment! Sceptic Thomas!
Now, do you doubt that your Bird was true?

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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