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A LIGHT EXISTS IN SPRING

A light exists in Spring Not present on the year  

A light exists in Spring

Not present on the year

 

A color stands abroad  On solitary hills

A color stands abroad 

On solitary hills

  It waits upon the lawn; It shows the furthest tree

 

It waits upon the lawn;

It shows the furthest tree

Then, as horizons step, Or noons report away,

Then, as horizons step,

Or noons report away,

At any other period. When March is scarcely here.

At any other period.

When March is scarcely here.

  That science cannot overtake, But human nature feels.

 

That science cannot overtake,

But human nature feels.

  Upon the furthest slope we know; It almost speaks to me.

 

Upon the furthest slope we know;

It almost speaks to me.

Without the formula of sound, It passes, and we stay:   

Without the formula of sound,

It passes, and we stay: 

 

A quality of loss Affecting our content, As trade had suddenly encroached Upon a sacrament.                                                                                                                                     -EMILY DICKINSON  

A quality of loss Affecting our content, As trade had suddenly encroached Upon a sacrament.  

                                                                                                                                  -EMILY DICKINSON