Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
Amy H. Sturgis
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Happy Birthday, Emily Dickinson!

Happy birthday to Emily Dickinson (10 December, 1830 – 15 May, 1886)!

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XXXV. EMANCIPATION.

No rack can torture me,
My soul's at liberty.
Behind this mortal bone
There knits a bolder one

You cannot prick with saw,
Nor rend with scymitar.
Two bodies therefore be;
Bind one, and one will flee.

The eagle of his nest
No easier divest
And gain the sky,
Than mayest thou,

Except thyself may be
Thine enemy;
Captivity is consciousness,
So 's liberty.


- Emily Dickinson (1890)
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