Emily Dickinson, 517

 
In stil - Fulkaanbestean -
Dat flikkere by nacht -
As it foldwaande tsjuster wie
Mar mei behâld fan sicht -

In kalme - Ierdskokstyl -
Te sacht om acht te slaan
Troch types diskant Napels -
It Noarden hat gjin aan

Fan ’t plechtich - Gleon - Symboal -
De lippen leagenfrij -
Koraal dat siizjend wykt - en slút -
En Stêden - lekke wei -

 

A still - Volcano - Life -
That flickered in the night -
When it was dark enough to do
Without erasing sight -

A quiet - Earthquake style -
Too subtle to suspect
By natures this side Naples -
The North cannot detect

The solemn - Torrid - Symbol -
The lips that never lie -
Whose hissing Corals part - and shut -
And Cities - ooze away -

 

F517 (J601). Ofbylding: Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

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