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This Quiet Dust was Gentlemen and Ladies

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)

This quiet dust was gentlemen and ladies
And lads and girls;
Was laughter and ability and sighing,
And frocks and curls;

This passive place a summer's nimble mansion,
Where bloom and bees
Fulfilled their oriental circuit,
Then ceased like these.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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