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Facsimile reading

On coming across the facsimile of the above poem in Project Gutenberg
Complete edition files, I decided to post my reading of it, not knowing if
there was another copy by the author, a later one.

Then Came a Day -
At Summer`s full -
Entirely for me -
I thought that such were for the Saints -
When Ressurection - be -

The Sun - as common went abroad -
The flowers - accostumed -blew -
As if no soul - that solstice passed -
Which makes all Things - new -

The time was scarce - profaned by speech -
The falling of a word
Was needless - as at Sacrament -
The Wardrobe - of our Lord!

Each was to each - the Sealed Church -
Permitted to Commune this (underscored) time -
Lest we too Awkward show -
At Supper of "The Lamb" -

The hours slid fast -
As hours will -
Clutched tight -
By greedy hands -
So - faces on two Decks
Look back
Bound to opposing lands -

And so when all the time had leaked -
Without external sound -
Each found the other`s Crucifix -
We gave no other Bond -

Sufficient troth -
That we shall rise (underscored)-
Deposed - At lenght the Grave -
To that new Marriage -
Justified -
Through Calvaries - of Love!

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Information about There came a Day at Summer's full

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 322. There came a Day at Summer's full
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Dec 17 2004

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