A Poem For Sunday

Andrew Sullivan —  Dec 8 2013 @ 9:43am

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A second selection from Emily Dickinson’s newly published “scraps” and fragments:

Oh sumptuous

moment

slower   go

that I

till

may gloat    on

thee—

‘Twill    never

be   the   same

that

Now           I abundance

since

see—

Which    was   to

famish     then or

now—

the    difference

of Day

to

Ask      him

Unto   the Gallows

led–      called

With    morning

By

in    the sky

(From The Gorgeous Nothings by Emily Dickinson © 2013 by Christine Burgin and New Directions. Transcription images copyright © 2013 by Jen Bervin and Marta Werner. Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp.)