Emily Dickinson

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

The Heart Has Narrow Banks - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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The Heart has narrow Banks
It measures like the Sea
In mighty—unremitting Bass
And Blue Monotony

Till Hurricane bisect
And as itself discerns
Its sufficient Area
The Heart convulsive learns

That Calm is but a Wall
Of unattempted Gauze
An instant's Push demolishes
A Questioning—dissolves.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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