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I think I was enchanted

I think I was enchanted

I think I was enchanted
When first a sombre Girl
I read that Foreign Lady
The Dark felt beautiful

And whether it was noon at night
Or only Heaven at Noon
For very Lunacy of Light
I had not power to tell

The Bees became as Butterflies
The Butterflies as Swans
Approached and spurned the narrow Grass
And just the meanest Tunes

That Nature murmured to herself
To keep herself in Cheer
I took for Giants practising
Titanic Opera

The Days to Mighty Metres stept
The Homeliest adorned
As if unto a Jubilee
‘Twere suddenly confirmed

I could not have defined the change
Conversion of the Mind
Like Sanctifying in the Soul
Is witnessed not explained

‘Twas a Divine Insanity
The Danger to be Sane
Should I again experience
‘Tis Antidote to turn

To Tomes of solid Witchcraft
Magicians be asleep
But Magic hath an Element
Like Deity to keep



Poem I think I was enchanted - Emily Dickinson