Emily Dickinson

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

As from the earth the light Balloon - Poem by Emily Dickinson

As from the earth the light Balloon
Asks nothing but release -
Ascension that for which it was,
Its soaring Residence.
The spirit looks upon the Dust
That fastened it so long
With indignation,
As a Bird
Defrauded of its song.

Topic(s) of this poem: earth


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  • Ruta Mohapatra (7/29/2018 9:36:00 AM)

    Profound! The spirit wants release from the dust and happily ascends when released. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 29, 2015



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