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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson
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Notable Women: Christmas Poems

Emily Dickinson

From: The complete poems of Emily Dickinson, with an introduction by her niece, Martha Dickinson Bianchi.

Before the ice is in the pools,
Before the skaters go,
Or any cheek at nightfall
Is tarnished by the snow,
Before the fields have finished,
Before the Christmas tree,
Wonder upon wonder
Will arrive to me!
What we touch the hems of
On a summer's day;
What is only walking
Just a bridge away;
That which sings so, speaks so,
When there's no one here, --
Will the frock I wept in
Answer me to wear?

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