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Emily Dickinson - Like Rain it sounded till it curved

Like Rain it sounded till it curved
And then I new 'twas Wind --
It walked as wet as any Wave
But swept as dry as sand --
When it had pushed itself away
To some remotest Plain
A coming as of Hosts was heard
It filled the Wells, it pleased the Pools
It warbled in the Road --
It pulled the spigot from the Hills
And let the Floods abroad --
It loosened acres, lifted seas
The sites of Centres stirred
Then like Elijah rode away
Upon a Wheel of Cloud.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1235. Like Rain it sounded till it curved
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

Comment 1 of 1, added on January 20th, 2006 at 5:02 PM.

I recall another line that I don't see in this version, but which is in a collection edited by Ted Hughes, 'By Heart: 101 Poems to Remember'.

After the line:
A coming as of Hosts was heard

Should be (?):
That was indeed the rain


Finn Lovsted from Canada

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