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Taking up the fair Ideal

Taking up the fair Ideal,
Just to cast her down
When a fracture we discover
Or a splintered Crown
Makes the Heavens portable
And the Gods a lie
Doubtless “Adam” scowled at Eden
For his perjury!

Cherishing our pool Ideal
Till in purer dress
We behold her glorified
Comforts search like this
Till the broken creatures
We adored for whole
Stains all washed
Transfigured mended
Meet us with a smile


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Poem Taking up the fair Ideal - Emily Dickinson