Immured in Heaven!
What a Cell!
Let every Bondage be,
Thou sweetest of the Universe,
Like that which ravished thee!
Too little way the House must lie
From every Human Heart
That holds in undisputed Lease
A white inhabitant—
A fuzzy fellow, without feet,
Yet doth exceeding run!
Of velvet, is his Countenance,
And his Complexion, dun!
In falling Timbers buried—
There breathed a Man—
Outside—the spades—were plying—
The Province of the Saved
Should be the Art—To save—
Through Skill obtained in Themsel…
The Science of the Grave
A DOOR just opened on a street—
I, lost, was passing by—
An instant’s width of warmth discl…
And wealth, and company.
The door as sudden shut, and I,
The Juggler’s Hat her Country is…
The Mountain Gorse—the Bee’s!
Had we our senses
But perhaps ’tis well they’re not…
So intimate with Madness
He’s liable with them
Had we the eyes without our Head—
An Antiquated Tree
Is cherished of the Crow
Because that Junior Foliage is di…
To venerable Birds
Whose Corporation Coat
Could live’—did live’—
Could die’—did die’—
Could smile upon the whole
Through faith in one he met not,
This Bauble was preferred of Bees…
By Butterflies admired
At Heavenly—Hopeless Distances—
Was justified of Bird—
Not probable’—The barest Chance’—
A smile too few’—a word too much
And far from Heaven as the Rest’—
The Soul so close on Paradise’—
To my quick ear the leaves conferr…
The bushes they were bells;
I could not find a privacy
From Nature’s sentinels.
In cave if I presumed to hide,
Doom is the House without the Doo…
’Tis entered from the Sun—
And then the Ladder’s thrown away…
Because Escape—is done—
Precious to Me’—She still shall b…
Though She forget the name I bear…
The fashion of the Gown I wear’—
The very Color of My Hair’—