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A Door Just Opened On A Street
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

A Door Just Opened On A Street

A door just opened on a street--
I, lost, was passing by--
An instant's width of warmth disclosed
And wealth, and company.

The door as sudden shut, and I,
I, lost, was passing by,--
Lost doubly, but by contrast most,
Enlightening misery.

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great poem..... Great to read
The hands that opened the door and rescued shut it again throwing out the rescued...The door as sudden shut, and I, I, lost, was passing by, - Lost doubly, but by contrast most, Enlightening misery....a way to accept misery....only Emily can write
Soooooo good. Amazing one
Ha! Enlightened misery... Funny thought.
.......a door opens to another life then closes...amazing read..
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