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The Heart has narrow Banks

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



The Heart has narrow Banks
It measures like the Sea
In mighty—unremitting Bass
And Blue Monotony

Till Hurricane bisect
And as itself discerns
Its sufficient Area
The Heart convulsive learns

That Calm is but a Wall
Of unattempted Gauze
An instant's Push demolishes
A Questioning—dissolves.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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