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"As Imperceptibly As Grief"

Random Poetry List LXXVI

As imperceptibly as Grief
The Summer lapsed away—
Too imperceptible at last
To seem like Perfidy—
A Quietness distilled
As Twilight long begun,
Or Nature spending with herself
Sequestered Afternoon—
The Dusk drew earlier in—
The Morning foreign shone—
A courteous, yet harrowing Grace,
As Guest, that would be gone—
And thus, without a Wing
Or service of a Keel
Our Summer made her light escape
Into the Beautiful.

Emily Dickinson (American, AD 1830-1886)

Originally e-mailed on Monday, September 28, 1998 @ 7:25 PM.

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Thu. 09/28/06 06:42:33 AM
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