Emily Dickinson

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

God Is A Distant—stately Lover - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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God is a distant—stately Lover—
Woos, as He states us—by His Son—
Verily, a Vicarious Courtship—
"Miles", and "Priscilla", were such an One—

But, lest the Soul—like fair "Priscilla"
Choose the Envoy—and spurn the Groom—
Vouches, with hyperbolic archness—
"Miles", and "John Alden" were Synonym—


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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