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Emily Dickinson - Not probable -- The barest Chance

Not probable -- The barest Chance --
A smile too few -- a word too much
And far from Heaven as the Rest --
The Soul so close on Paradise --

What if the Bird from journey far --
Confused by Sweets -- as Mortals -- are --
Forget the secret of His wing
And perish -- but a Bough between --
Oh, Groping feet --
Oh Phantom Queen!

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Not probable -- The barest Chance - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 346. Not probable -- The barest Chance
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: May 14 2004

Comment 1 of 1, added on July 20th, 2010 at 12:11 PM.

I may miss heaven because sometimes I am like a bird after a long journey that is distracted by something and forgets to grasp the branch and falls.

frumpo from United States

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