Put up my lute!

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



Put up my lute!
What of—my Music!
Since the sole ear I cared to charm—
Passive—as Granite—laps My Music—
Sobbing—will suit—as well as psalm!

Would but the "Memnon" of the Desert—
Teach me the strain
That vanquished Him—
When He—surrendered to the Sunrise—
Maybe—that—would awaken—them!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 312
Words 47
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 5, 5

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