Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | January 16, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: The Only Ghost I Ever Saw

by Emily Dickinson  (1830 – 1886).


The Only Ghost I Ever Saw


The only Ghost I ever saw

Was dressed in Mechlin — so —

He wore no sandal on his foot —

And stepped like flakes of snow –


His Gait — was soundless, like the Bird —               5

But rapid — like the Roe —

His fashions, quaint, Mosaic —

Or haply, Mistletoe —


His conversation — seldom —

His laughter, like the Breeze —                               10

That dies away in Dimples

Among the pensive Trees —


Our interview — was transient —

Of me, himself was shy —

And God forbid I look behind —                              15

Since that appalling Day!








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