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A Light Exists In Spring
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

A Light Exists In Spring

Poem By Emily Dickinson

A light exists in spring
Not present on the year
At any other period.
When March is scarcely here

A color stands abroad
On solitary hills
That science cannot overtake,
But human naturefeels.

It waits upon the lawn;
It shows the furthest tree
Upon the furthest slope we know;
It almost speaks to me.

Then, as horizons step,
Or noons report away,
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.

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Well good Sarah thanks for letting me know, this is one I have never read. And I disagree with your conclusion. But that's my opinion. Which you always beat out of me! I thought it was marvellous not forced in any way.
I agree
Who puts puts their real name on this? I don't. I like his poems but I don't trust ANY websites. Not even Netflix
His poems are really beautiful and I can't get over them. He is such a good poet.
" Trade has suddenly encroached Upon a sacrament" . Awesome conceptualization in the sweet melody.