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The farthest Thunder that I heard

The farthest Thunder that I heard
Was nearer than the Sky
And rumbles still, though torrid Noons
Have lain their missiles by
The Lightning that preceded it
Struck no one but myself
But I would not exchange the Bolt
For all the rest of Life
Indebtedness to Oxygen
The Happy may repay,
But not the obligation
To Electricity
It founds the Homes and decks the Days
And every clamor bright
Is but the gleam concomitant
Of that waylaying Light
The Thought is quiet as a Flake
A Crash without a Sound,
How Life’s reverberation
Its Explanation found

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Poem The farthest Thunder that I heard - Emily Dickinson