Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | December 15, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: Of all the Souls

by Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886).

Of all the Souls

Of all the souls that stand create
I have elected one.
When sense from spirit files away,
And subterfuge is done;

When that which is and that which was
Apart, intrinsic, stand,
And this brief tragedy of flesh
Is shifted like a sand;

When figures show their royal front
And mists are carved sway,–
Behold the atom I preferred
To all the lists of clay!

Notes:
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/emilydic.htm
http://www.online-literature.com/dickinson/


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