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Emily Dickinson - As Watchers hang upon the East,

As Watchers hang upon the East,
As Beggars revel at a feast
By savory Fancy spread --
As brooks in deserts babble sweet
On ear too far for the delight,
Heaven beguiles the tired.

As that same watcher, when the East
Opens the lid of Amethyst
And lets the morning go --
That Beggar, when an honored Guest,
Those thirsty lips to flagons pressed,
Heaven to us, if true.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 121. As Watchers hang upon the East,
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Jun 7 2003

Comment 1 of 1, added on December 14th, 2004 at 3:09 AM.

hang upon the east,without a clue,does it mean waiting for sunrise,watchers are hopeful a new day will bring change because they by nature are not agents of change.or is it one of those codewords that only people with a classical education bandy about.

alan stewart from New Zealand

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