Emily Dickinson's Fascicle 16: Eleven Poems



Poem 1 (J 327: 1862/1891)

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 Before I got my eye put out—
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 I liked as well to see
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 As other Creatures, that have Eyes—
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 And know no other way—
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 But were it told to me, Today,
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 That I might have the Sky
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 For mine, I tell you that my Heart
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 Would split, for size of me—
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 The Meadows—mine—
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The Mountains—mine—
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All Forests—Stintless Stars—
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As much of noon, as I could take—
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Between my finite Eyes—
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The Motions of the Dipping Birds—
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The
Lightning's jointed Road—
Morning's Amber Road—

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For mine—to look at when I liked
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The news would strike me dead—
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So safer—guess—with just my soul
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Upon the window pane
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Where other Creatures put their Eyes
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Incautious of the Sun—
Facsimile from The Manuscript Books of Emily Dickinson edited by R. W. Franklin and published in 1981.
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Poems, the first collection of Dickinson poems, edited by Mabel Loomis Todd and Thomas Wentworth Higginson and published in 1890 by Roberts Brothers, Boston. Images are from an 1892 reprint. ms imagems imagems image
Poems, Second Series, the second collection, also edited by Mabel Loomis Todd and Thomas Wentworth Higginson and published in 1891 by Roberts Brothers, Boston. Images are from an 1892 reprint. ms imagems imagems image
Poems, Third Series, the third collection, edited by Mabel Loomis Todd and published in 1896 by Roberts Brothers, Boston. Images are from a 1917 Little & brown reprint. ms imagems imagems image
The Further Poems collection, edited by Martha Dickinson Bianchi and Alfred Leete Hampson and published in 1929 by Little & Brown, Boston. ms imagems imagems image
The Centenary Edition, edited by Martha Dickinson Bianchi and Alfred Leete Hampson and published in 1930 by Little & Brown, Boston. ms imagems imagems imagems image
The Bolts of Melody collections, edited by Mabel Loomis Todd and Millicent Todd Bingham and published in 1945 by Harper & Brothers, New York. ms imagems imagems image
The Final Harvest collection, edited by Thomas H. Johnson and published in 1961 by Little & Brown, Boston. ms imagems imagems image