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Emily Dickinson - I have never seen "Volcanoes"

I have never seen "Volcanoes" --
But, when Travellers tell
How those old -- phlegmatic mountains
Usually so still --

Bear within -- appalling Ordnance,
Fire, and smoke, and gun,
Taking Villages for breakfast,
And appalling Men --

If the stillness is Volcanic
In the human face
When upon a pain Titanic
Features keep their place --

If at length the smouldering anguish
Will not overcome --
And the palpitating Vineyard
In the dust, be thrown?

If some loving Antiquary,
On Resumption Morn,
Will not cry with joy "Pompeii"!
To the Hills return!

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I have never seen "Volcanoes" - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 175. I have never seen "Volcanoes"
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Jan 25 2010

Comment 2 of 2, added on June 15th, 2010 at 7:20 PM.

Patient souls at the Resurrection may ding things to blads!

frumpo from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on June 15th, 2010 at 7:17 PM.

Patient souls at the Resurrection my ding things to blads!

frumpo from United States

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