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Emily Dickinson - A something in a summer's Day

A something in a summer's Day
As slow her flambeaux burn away
Which solemnizes me.

A something in a summer's noon --
A depth -- an Azure -- a perfume --
Transcending ecstasy.

And still within a summer's night
A something so transporting bright
I clap my hands to see --

Then veil my too inspecting face
Lets such a subtle -- shimmering grace
Flutter too far for me --

The wizard fingers never rest --
The purple brook within the breast
Still chafes it narrow bed --

Still rears the East her amber Flag --
Guides still the sun along the Crag
His Caravan of Red --

So looking on -- the night -- the morn
Conclude the wonder gay --
And I meet, coming thro' the dews
Another summer's Day!

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 122. A something in a summer's Day
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Mar 20 2015

Comment 2 of 2, added on August 9th, 2010 at 5:40 PM.

I believe that the last line of the fifth stanza of this poem should read : "Still chafes its narrow bed--"
The "s" of "it" is missing in many versions on internet but exists in "The Complete Poems" by Thomas Hudson. The possessive also makes more sense.

Anne W from France
Comment 1 of 2, added on June 15th, 2010 at 6:50 PM.

Each part of the day is transcendent.

frumpo from United States

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