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A solemn thing it was I said

A solemn thing it was I said
A woman white to be
And wear if God should count me fit
Her blameless mystery

A hallowed thing to drop a life
Into the purple well
Too plummetless that it return
Eternity until

I pondered how the bliss would look
And would it feel as big
When I could take it in my hand
As hovering seen through fog

And then the size of this “small” life
The Sages call it small
Swelled like Horizons in my vest
And I sneered softly “small”!


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Poem A solemn thing it was I said - Emily Dickinson