No Life can pompless pass away -The lowliest careerTo the same Pageant wends its wayAs that exalted here -
Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 1626, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.
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I dwell in Possibility -A fairer House than Prose -More numerous of Windows -Superior - for Doors -
Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 657, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.
To make a prairie it takes clover and one bee,One clover, and a bee,And revery.The revery alone will do,If bees are few.
Source: The Poems of Emily Dickinson
Prayer is the little implementThrough which Men reachWhere Presence - is denied them.They fling their Speech
By means of it - in God's Ear -If then He hear -This sums the ApparatusComprised in Prayer -
Not to discover weakness is The Artifice of strength.
Source: 1865; The Poems of Emily Dickinson, 1955.
Parting is all we know of heaven, And all we need of hell.
Source: poem no. 1732.
Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door;Or has it feathers like a bird, Or billows like a shore?
Source: The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson
Nature is what we know - Yet have not art to say - So impotent our wisdom is To her simplicity.
Source: Untitled Poem, No. 668.
Nature, like us is sometimes caught Without her diadem.
Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 1075, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.
This is my letter to the World That never wrote to Me- The simple News that Nature told- With tender majesty.
Source: c.1862, poem no. 441, St. 1.
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