A Cloud Withdrew From The Sky

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A Cloud withdrew from the Sky
Superior Glory be
But that Cloud and its Auxiliaries
Are forever lost to me

Had I but further scanned
Had I secured the Glow
In an Hermetic Memory
It had availed me now.

Never to pass the Angel
With a glance and a Bow
Till I am firm in Heaven
Is my intention now.

by Emily Dickinson

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I love poems and when I grow up I want to be a poem writter Because I love writing like poems Too.
But that Cloud and its Auxiliaries Are forever lost to me, ................... well penned
Never to pass the Angel With a glance and a Bow Till I am firm in Heaven Is my intention now.
Very beautifully stated in a short but moving poem.
It is cool how she is playing science and mystery off each other in the same poem. She sees a cloud in the sky- something we all do- and the next thing I know she is talking auxiliaries and how she regrets not sealing all these things she sees in an Hermetic Memory”. Have to love the poetry of an adventurous mind.
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