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Dickinson

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Emily Dickinson

#287 A Clock stopped -Not the Mantel's -Geneva's farthest skill Can't put the puppet bowing -That just now dangled still -An awe came on the Trinket! The Figures hunched, with pain -Then quivered out of Decimals -Into Degreeless Noon -It will not stir for Doctors -This Pendulum of snow -This Shopman importunes it -While cool -- concernless No -Nods from the Gilded pointers -Nods from the Seconds slim -Decades of Arrogance between The Dial life -And Him – #501 This World is not Conclusion. A Species stands beyond— Invisible, as Music— But positive, as Sound— It beckons, and it baffles— Philosophy—don't know— And through a Riddle, at the last— Sagacity, must go— To guess it, puzzles scholars— To gain it, Men have borne Contempt of Generations And Crucifixion, shown— Faith slips—and laughs, and rallies— Blushes, if any see— Plucks at a twig of Evidence— And asks a Vane, the way— Much Gesture, from the Pulpit— Strong Hallelujahs roll— Narcotics cannot still the Tooth That nibbles at the soul— #632 The Brain -- is wider than the Sky -For -- put them side by side -The one the other will contain With ease -- and You -- beside -The Brain is deeper than the sea -For -- hold them -- Blue to Blue -The one the other will absorb -As Sponges -- Buckets -- do -The Brain is just the weight of God -For -- Heft them -- Pound for Pound -And they will differ -- if they do -As Syllable from Sound --

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