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The sky is low, the clouds are mean,

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



The sky is low, the clouds are mean,
A travelling flake of snow
Across a barn or through a rut
Debates if it will go.

A narrow wind complains all day
How some one treated him;
Nature, like us, is sometimes caught
Without her diadem.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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