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Emily Dickinson - Dare you see a Soul at the White Heat?

Dare you see a Soul at the White Heat?
Then crouch within the door --
Red -- is the Fire's common tint --
But when the vivid Ore
Has vanquished Flame's conditions,
It quivers from the Forge
Without a color, but the light
Of unanointed Blaze.
Least Village has its Blacksmith
Whose Anvil's even ring
Stands symbol for the finer Forge
That soundless tugs -- within --
Refining these impatient Ores
With Hammer, and with Blaze
Until the Designated Light
Repudiate the Forge --

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 365. Dare you see a Soul at the White Heat?
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Mar 1 2002

Comment 1 of 1, added on May 31st, 2011 at 6:25 PM.

Just as a blacksmith refines metal by heating it white-hot, so trials (as the purifying fires of the soul) come to everyone. If we patiently endure, the trial will soon be over, and our character will be more full of light.

frumpo from United States

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