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Emily Dickinson - Dust is the only Secret

Dust is the only Secret --
Death, the only One
You cannot find out all about
In his "native town."

Nobody know "his Father" --
Never was a Boy --
Hadn't any playmates,
Or "Early history" --

Industrious! Laconic!
Punctual! Sedate!
Bold as a Brigand!
Stiller than a Fleet!

Builds, like a Bird, too!
Christ robs the Nest --
Robin after Robin
Smuggled to Rest!

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 153. Dust is the only Secret
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

Comment 1 of 1, added on April 14th, 2005 at 11:17 AM.

This poem is one of my favorite's by E. Dickinson. She's an amazing poet and this poem proves so with her ability to put herself in that position. Her off-rhymes and awkward similies are what make her the wonderful writer that she is.

Lauren from United States

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