Wednesday, May 4, 2016

I started Early – Took my Dog – (656) by Emily Dickinson


I started Early – Took my Dog – (656)

I started Early – Took my Dog – 
And visited the Sea – 
The Mermaids in the Basement
Came out to look at me – 

And Frigates – in the Upper Floor 
Extended Hempen Hands – 
Presuming Me to be a Mouse – 
Aground – opon the Sands – 

But no Man moved Me – till the Tide 
Went past my simple Shoe – 
And past my Apron – and my Belt 
And past my Boddice – too – 

And made as He would eat me up – 
As wholly as a Dew 
Opon a Dandelion's Sleeve – 
And then – I started – too – 

And He – He followed – close behind – 
I felt His Silver Heel 
Opon my Ancle – Then My Shoes 
Would overflow with Pearl – 

Until We met the Solid Town – 
No One He seemed to know – 
And bowing – with a Mighty look – 
At me – The Sea withdrew – 




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