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Emily Dickinson - The Thrill came slowly like a Boom for

The Thrill came slowly like a Boom for
Centuries delayed
Its fitness growing like the Flood
In sumptuous solitude --
The desolations only missed
While Rapture changed its Dress
And stood amazed before the Change
In ravished Holiness --

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1495. The Thrill came slowly like a Boom for
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Sep 14 2005

Comment 3 of 3, added on December 4th, 2005 at 1:08 PM.

Thomas Johnson is an editor devoted almost entirely to the work of Emily Dickinson. He has spent much of his adulthood editing her work, and creating one of the most widely accepted classifications (according to calculated dates) of Dickinson's work. His classifications are largely understood among scholars... I trust him.

Joe E from United States
Comment 2 of 3, added on December 4th, 2005 at 1:04 PM.

According to Thomas Johnson, the 1st line reads:
The Thrill came slowly like a Boon for
...The word is BOON, not BOOM... big difference.

Joe E from United States
Comment 1 of 3, added on November 28th, 2005 at 8:48 PM.

I liked it. It describes something i can't.

stephanie from United States

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