Emily Dickinson, 539

 
Geniet - troch Pine hinne sjoen -
Wurdt skildering -
Omdat - net ien ’t berikke kin
In moaier ding -

Yn Amber - leit de Berch - foar wa’t
Fan ôfstân - sjocht -
Tichterby - fersjit it Amber - wat -
Sjedêr - de Loft -

 

Delight - becomes pictorial -
When viewed through Pain -
More fair - because impossible
That any gain -

The Mountain - at a given distance -
In Amber - lies -
Approached - the Amber flits - a little -
And That’s - the Skies -

 

F539 (J572). Ofbylding: Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

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