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I tried to think a lonelier Thing

I tried to think a lonelier Thing

I tried to think a lonelier Thing
Than any I had seen
Some Polar Expiation An Omen in the Bone
Of Death’s tremendous nearness

I probed Retrieverless things
My Duplicate to borrow
A Haggard Comfort springs

From the belief that Somewhere
Within the Clutch of Thought
There dwells one other Creature
Of Heavenly Love forgot

I plucked at our Partition
As One should pry the Walls
Between Himself and Horror’s Twin
Within Opposing Cells

I almost strove to clasp his Hand,
Such Luxury it grew
That as Myself could pity Him
Perhaps he pitied me



Poem I tried to think a lonelier Thing - Emily Dickinson