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I like to see it lap the miles

At first read I thought the horse was metaphor for the sun moving east to
west, sundown = (docile and omnipotent at it own stable door) or peer
shanties ...
Second read it became clear that the poem is retelling the delighted
experience of seeing a train move through the viewer's landscape. This is,
of course naivety. The iron horse would mercilessly open the west, further
decimate native people, kill of the buffalo ... Like most technology, a
Pandora's box of good and bad.

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Information about I like to see it lap the Miles --

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 585. I like to see it lap the Miles --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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