Sunday, November 4, 2012

Two Poems by Emily Dickinson










#1021


Far from Love the Heavenly Father
Leads the Chosen Child,
Oftener through Realm of Briar
Than the Meadow mild.

Oftener by the Claw of Dragon
Than the Hand of Friend
Guides the Little One predestined
To the Native Land.
c. 1865


#1129

Tell all the Truth but tell it slant-
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth's superb surprise
As Lighting to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually 
or every man be blind-
c.1868

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