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Emily Dickinson - On this long storm the Rainbow rose

On this long storm the Rainbow rose --
On this late Morn -- the Sun --
The clouds -- like listless Elephants --
Horizons -- straggled down --

The Birds rose smiling, in their nests --
The gales -- indeed -- were done --
Alas, how heedless were the eyes --
On whom the summer shone!

The quiet nonchalance of death --
No Daybreak -- can bestir --
The slow -- Archangel's syllables
Must awaken her!

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 194. On this long storm the Rainbow rose
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

Comment 1 of 1, added on June 15th, 2010 at 7:54 PM.

After a storm, a calm beauty arises in Nature, but we do not notice. After a death, it will take the shout of the Archangels to wake the dead.

frumpo from United States

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