Emily Dickinson, 671

 
De Ketterij it meast yn Trek
Bringt Man en Frou derta
En wês Bekearling fan Elkoar -
In Leauwe mar foar Twa -

Frekwinte Tsjinsten - en sa lyts
It Ritueel - dat wa’t
Dochs de Genede noch fersit -
Dy is - in Renegaat -

 

The Sweetest Heresy received
That Man and Woman know -
Each Other’s Convert -
Though the Faith accommodate but Two -

The Churches are so frequent -
The Ritual - so small -
The Grace so unavoidable -
To fail - is Infidel -

 

F671 (J387). Ofbylding: Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

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