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Dickinson, Emily - Of being is a bird The likest to the down

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007104

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

Emily Dickinson – from The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

Of being is a bird
The likest to the down
An easy breeze do put afloat
The general heavens upon

It soars and shifts and whirls
And measures with the clouds
In easy even dazzling pace
No different the birds

Except a wake of music
Accompany their feet
As did the down emit a tune
For ecstasy of it

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson – Emily Dickinson

Her smile was shaped like other smiles
The dimples ran along
And still it hurt you as some bird
Did hoist herself to song
Then recollect a ball she got
And hold upon the twig
Convulsive while the music broke
Like beads among the bog

The source of the experience

Dickinson, Emily

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Bird

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