The Heaven vests for Each

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



The Heaven vests for Each
In that small Deity
It craved the grace to worship
Some bashful Summer's Day—

Half shrinking from the Glory
It importuned to see
Till these faint Tabernacles drop
In full Eternity—

How imminent the Venture—
As one should sue a Star—
For His mean sake to leave the Row
And entertain Despair—

A Clemency so common—
We almost cease to fear—
Enabling the minutest—
And furthest—to adore—

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme XAXX AAXA XXXX XXAX
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Characters 422
Words 74
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

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