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Comment 2 of 7, added on June 7th, 2007 at 11:38 PM.

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Comment 1 of 7, added on June 7th, 2007 at 8:30 PM.

I believe the poem you are referring to is "Sequence Ravelled Out of Sound"


I felt a Cleaving in my Mind
As if my Brain had split
I tried to match it Seam by Seam
But could not make it fit.

The thought behind, I strove to join
Unto the thought before
But Sequence ravelled out of Sound
Like Balls upon a Floor.

I don't know what "The Dust behind I strove to join..." refers to, but I
think you really should try to honor the likes of Emily Dickinson by at
least getting the words right; else she turn in her grave evermore!

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Information about The Dust behind I strove to join

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 992. The Dust behind I strove to join
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
Viewed: 5739 times
Poem of the Day: May 20 2003


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