Which is the best — the Moon or the Crescent?

Which is the best — the Moon or the Crescent?
Neither — said the Moon —
That is best which is not — Achieve it —
You efface the Sheen.

Not of detention is Fruition —
Shudder to attain.
Transport’s decomposition follows —
He is Prism born.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Which is the best — the Moon or the Crescent?

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