Poesie di Emily Dickinson

Poetessa, nato venerdì 10 dicembre 1830 a Amherst, Massachusetts (Stati Uniti d'America), morto sabato 15 maggio 1886 a Amherst, Massachusetts (Stati Uniti d'America)
Questo autore lo trovi anche in Frasi & Aforismi e in Proverbi.

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I meant to have but modest needs -
Such as Content - and Heaven -
Within my income - these could lie
And Life and I - keep even -
But since the last - included both -
It would suffice my Prayer
But just for One - to stipulate -
And Grace would grant the Pair -

And so - upon this wise - I prayed -
Great Spirit - Give to me
A Heaven not so large as Your's,
But large enough - for me -

A Smile suffused Jehovah's face -
The Cherubim - withdrew -
Grave Saints stole out to look at me -
And showed their dimples - too -

I left the Place - with all my might -
I threw my Prayer away -
The Quiet Ages picked it up -
And Judgment - twinkled - too -
That one so honest - be extant -
It take the Tale for true -
That "Whatsoever Ye shall ask -
Itself be given You" -

But I, grown shrewder - scan the Skies
With a suspicious Air -
As Children - swindled for the first
All Swindlers - be - infer.
Emily Dickinson
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    They put Us far apart -
    As separate as Sea
    And Her unsown Peninsula -
    We signified "These see" -
    They took away our Eyes -
    They thwarted Us with Guns -
    "I see Thee" each responded straight
    Through Telegraphic Signs -

    With Dungeons - They devised -
    But through their thickest skill -
    And their opaquest Adamant -
    Our Souls saw - just as well -

    They summoned Us to die -
    With sweet alacrity
    We stood upon our stapled feet -
    Condemned - but just - to see -

    Permission to recant -
    Permission to forget -
    We turned our backs upon the Sun
    For perjury of that -

    Not Either - noticed Death -
    Of Paradise - aware -
    Each other's Face - was all the Disc
    Each other's setting - saw.
    Emily Dickinson
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      I am ashamed - I hide -
      What right have I - to be a Bride -
      So late a Dowerless Girl -
      Nowhere to hide my dazzled Face -
      No one to teach me that new Grace -
      Nor introduce - my Soul -
      Me to adorn - How - tell -
      Trinket - to make Me beautiful -
      Fabrics of Cashmere -
      Never a Gown of Dun - more -
      Raiment instead - of Pompadour -
      For Me - My Soul - to wear -

      Fingers - to frame my Round Hair
      Oval - as Feudal Ladies wore -
      Far Fashions - Fair -
      Skill to hold my Brow like an Earl -
      Plead - like a Whippowil -
      Prove - like a Pearl -
      Then, for Character -

      Fashion My Spirit quaint - white -
      Quick - like a Liquor -
      Gay - like Light -
      Bring Me my best Pride -
      No more ashamed -
      No more to hide -
      Meek - let it be - too proud - for Pride -
      Baptized - this Day - a Bride.
      Emily Dickinson
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