The Dust behind I strove to join
Unto the Disk before —
But Sequence ravelled out of Sound
Like Balls upon a Floor —

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  1. ea says:

    I think she is referring to a disk harrow and talking about ploughing.

  2. Jo says:

    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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