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Poems: Third Series

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Author: Emily Dickinson
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,765 / 43 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 3,263
Added to site: 2004.07.02 8525
Genre: Poetry


Life, and Death, and Giants
Such as these, are still.
Minor apparatus, hopper of the mill,
Beetle at the candle,
Or a fife's small fame,
Maintain by accident
That they proclaim.



Our lives are Swiss, --
So still, so cool,
Till, some odd afternoon,
The Alps neglect their curtains,
And we look farther on.

Italy stands the other side,
While, like a guard between,
The solemn Alps,
The siren Alps,
Forever intervene!



Remembrance has a rear and front, --
'T is something like a house;
It has a garret also
For refuse and the mouse,

Besides, the deepest cellar
That ever mason hewed;
Look to it, by its fathoms
Ourselves be not pursued.


To hang our head ostensibly,
And subsequent to find
That such was not the po



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