I’m nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there’s a pair of us—don’t te…
They’d banish—you know!
How dreary to be somebody!
This—is the land—the Sunset washe…
These—are the Banks of the Yellow…
Where it rose—or whither it rushes…
These—are the Western Mystery!
If anybody’s friend be dead
It’s sharpest of the theme
The thinking how they walked alive…
At such and such a time—
Whose Pink career may have a clos…
Portentous as our own, who knows?
To imitate these Neighbors fleet
In awe and innocence, were meet.
BEFORE I got my eye put out,
I liked as well to see
As other creatures that have eyes,
And know no other way.
But were it told to me, to—day,
THE soul unto itself
Is an imperial friend,—
Or the most agonizing spy
An enemy could send.
Secure against its own,
The Road was lit with Moon and st…
The Trees were bright and still -
Descried I - by the distant Ligh…
A Traveller on a Hill -
To magic Perpendiculars
His voice decrepit was with Joy -
Her words did totter so
How old the News of Love must be
To make Lips elderly
That purled a moment since with G…
Absence disembodies’—so does Deat…
Hiding individuals from the Earth
Superposition helps, as well as lo…
Tenderness decreases as we prove’—
You cannot put a Fire out—
A Thing that can ignite
Can go, itself, without a Fan—
Upon the slowest Night—
The Way I read a Letter’s’—this’…
’Tis first’—I lock the Door’—
And push it with my fingers’—next’…
For transport it be sure’—
A Counterfeit– a Plated Person…
I would not be -
Whatever strata of Iniquity
My Nature underlie -
Truth is good Health - and Safet…
Is all that pins the Soul
That stands for Deity, to Mine,
Upon my side the Veil—
Once witnessed of the Gauze—
ARCTURUS is his other name,—
I ’d rather call him star!
It ’s so unkind of science
To go and interfere!
I slew a worm the other day—
I ’LL tell you how the sun rose,—
A ribbon at a time.
The steeples swam in amethyst,
The news like squirrels ran.
The hills untied their bonnets,