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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 05:00 PM
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13. Everything by Emily Dickinson but this in particular
There's a certain slant of light,
On winter afternoons,
That oppresses, like the weight
Of cathedral tunes.

Heavenly hurt it gives us;
We can find no scar,
But internal difference
Where the meanings are.

None may teach it anything,
'Tis the seal, despair,-
An imperial affliction
Sent us of the air.

When it comes, the landscape listens,
Shadows hold their breath;
When it goes, 't is like the distance
On the look of death.
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