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I’ve known a Heaven, like a Tent

I’ve known a Heaven, like a Tent

I’ve known a Heaven, like a Tent
To wrap its shining Yards
Pluck up its stakes, and disappear
Without the sound of Boards
Or Rip of Nail Or Carpenter
But just the miles of Stare
That signalize a Show’s Retreat
In North America

No Trace no Figment of the Thing
That dazzled, Yesterday,
No Ring no Marvel
Men, and Feats
Dissolved as utterly
As Bird’s far Navigation
Discloses just a Hue
A plash of Oars, a Gaiety
Then swallowed up, of View.



Poem I’ve known a Heaven, like a Tent - Emily Dickinson