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Emily Dickinson - If you were coming in the Fall,

If you were coming in the Fall,
I'd brush the Summer by
With half a smile, and half a spurn,
As Housewives do, a Fly.

If I could see you in a year,
I'd wind the months in balls --
And put them each in separate Drawers,
For fear the numbers fuse --

If only Centuries, delayed,
I'd count them on my Hand,
Subtracting, till my fingers dropped
Into Van Dieman's Land.

If certain, when this life was out --
That yours and mine, should be
I'd toss it yonder, like a Rind,
And take Eternity --

But, now, uncertain of the length
Of this, that is between,
It goads me, like the Goblin Bee --
That will not state -- its sting.

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If you were coming in the Fall, - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 511. If you were coming in the Fall,
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

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