A to Z Challenge: P is for Poetry

Emily DickinsonApril is National Poetry Month. Emily Dickinson is my favorite poet, and these two of my favorite poems of hers.

150
She died,—this was the way she died;
And when her breath was done,
Took up her simple wardrobe
And started for the sun.

Her little figure at the gate
The angels must have spied,
Since I could never find her

Upon the mortal side.

1129
Tell all the Truth but tell it slant–
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth’s superb surprise
As Lightning to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind–

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