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Emily Dickinson - I heard, as if I had no Ear

I heard, as if I had no Ear
Until a Vital Word
Came all the way from Life to me
And then I knew I heard.

I saw, as if my Eye were on
Another, till a Thing
And now I know 'twas Light, because
It fitted them, came in.

I dwelt, as if Myself, were out,
My Body but within
Until a Might detected me
And set my kernel in.

And Spirit turned unto the Dust
"Old Friend, thou knowest me,"
And Time went out to tell the News
And met Eternity.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1039. I heard, as if I had no Ear
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Mar 1 2004

Comment 1 of 1, added on May 20th, 2012 at 2:19 PM.
1039

this poem speaks of "deep listening"

dave duncan from United States

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