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’—
Sweet—You forgot—but I remembered
Every time—for Two—
So that the Sum be never hindered
Through Decay of You—
An Antiquated Tree
Is cherished of the Crow
Because that Junior Foliage is di…
To venerable Birds
Whose Corporation Coat
Ended, ere it begun -
The Title was scarcely told
When the Preface perished from Co…
The Story, unrevealed -
Had it been mine, to print!
At least—to pray—is left—is left—
Oh Jesus—in the Air—
I know not which thy chamber is—
Good to hide, and hear 'em hunt!
Better, to be found,
If one care to, that is,
The Fox fits the Hound—
Each life converges to some centre
Expressed or still;
Exists in every human nature
Admitted scarcely to itself, it ma…
A Day! Help! Help! Another Day!
Your prayers, oh Passer by!
From such a common ball as this
Might date a Victory!
Heaven is so far of the Mind
That were the Mind dissolved—
The Site—of it—by Architect
Could not again be proved—
Peace is a fiction of our Faith—
The Bells a Winter Night
Bearing the Neighbor out of Sound
That never did alight.
The soul selects her own society,
Then shuts the door;
On her divine majority
Obtrude no more.
Unmoved, she notes the chariot’s p…
What shall I do when the Summer t…
What, when the Rose is ripe—
What when the Eggs fly off in Mus…
From the Maple Keep?
The pedigree of honey
Does not concern the bee;
A clover, any time, to him
Good night, because we must,
How intricate the dust!
I would go, to know!
“Houses”—so the Wise Men tell me—
“Mansions”! Mansions must be warm…
Mansions cannot let the tears in,
Mansions must exclude the storm!