Emily Dickinson

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

To this World she returned


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To this World she returned.
But with a tinge of that—
A Compound manner,
As a Sod
Espoused a Violet,
That chiefer to the Skies
Than to himself, allied,
Dwelt hesitating, half of Dust,
And half of Day, the Bride.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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