The Sky that is – The Sky that was

(What Emily Saw) for Emily Dickinson

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The Sky that is—The Sky that was

The sky that is—we see as Dust

What drifts beyond—we see as Must

The force of Light—the force of Dark

The contingent Flame—the chance of Spark

The stars that drift—the exhausted sun

That splits in two—returns to one

The moon that turns an iron course

And pulls the sea with iron force

The sky that was—what Emily saw

The sky that was beyond—before

Before the name of sky was said

Beyond the Valley of the Dead—

A Pyramid is what Emily saw

A Sphinx that flew beyond—before

She saw a Sequel—a Circle beyond

Invisible as Music—but Positive as Sound

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