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Emily Dickinson

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

To my quick ear the leaves conferred;


To my quick ear the leaves conferred;
The bushes they were bells;
I could not find a privacy
From Nature's sentinels.

In cave if I presumed to hide,
The walls began to tell;
Creation seemed a mighty crack
To make me visible.

Submitted: Tuesday, May 15, 2001

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