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After Great Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes

Rating: 3.1
After great pain, a formal feeling comes--
The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Toombs--
The stiff Heart questions was it He, that bore,
And Yesterday, or Centuries before?

The Feet, mechanical, go round--
Of Ground, or Air, or Ought--
A Wooden way
Regardless grown,
A Quartz contentment, like a stone--
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Deborah 18 December 2017
Doesn't work to have the poem read by machine where - This is the Hour of Lead (led) - becomes the Hour of Lead (leed) .
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Indira Renganathan 17 November 2016
A very good ending....then the letting go of the pain...as usual Emily's beautiful style of a write- 10
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* Sunprincess * 22 September 2015
..........wonderfully penned....my favorite line ? A Quartz contentment, like a stone-
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Maria Gonzalez 28 July 2015
So beautifully crafted and expressed.
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Savita Tyagi 28 July 2015
Emily Dickinson's poetry read and re read at leisure never disappoints.
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Kim Barney 28 July 2015
After Great Pain of rereading and rereading, it finally makes a little bit of sense. This is certainly not the best of her poems- - -far from it.
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Ramesh T A 28 July 2015
Stage by stage pain is very difficult to digest indeed!
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Angelina Holmes 05 May 2014
Beautiful and touching :)
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