Emily Dickinson: Fascicle 16

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Poem 1 (J 327: 1862/1891)

1:
Before I got my Eye put out
Before I got my eye put out ,
Before I got my eye put out ,
Before I got my eye put out
2:
I liked as well to see
I liked as well to see
I liked as well to see
I liked as well to see
3:
As other Creatures , that have Eyes
As other creatures that have eyes ,
As other creatures that have eyes ,
As other Creatures , that have Eyes
4:
And know no other way
And know no other way .
And know no other way .
And know no other way
5:
But were it told to me , Today ,
But were it told to me , to-day ,
But were it told to me , to-day ,
But were it told to me Today
6:
That I might have the Sky
That I might have the sky
That I might have the sky
That I might have the sky
7:
For mine , I tell you that my Heart
For mine , I tell you that my heart
For mine , I tell you that my heart
For mine I tell you that my Heart
8:
Would split, for size of me
Would split, for size of me .
Would split, for size of me .
Would split, for size of me
9:
The Meadows mine
The meadows mine , the mountains mine,—
The meadows mine , the mountains mine,—
The Meadows mine
10:
The Mountains—mine—
The Mountains—mine—
11:
All Forests Stintless Stars
All forests , stintless stars ,
All forests , stintless stars ,
All Forests Stintless Stars
12:
As much of noon , as I could take
As much of noon as I could take
As much of noon as I could take
As much of Noon as I could take
13:
Between my finite Eyes
Between my finite eyes .
Between my finite eyes .
Between my finite eyes
14:
The Motions of the Dipping Birds
The motions of the dipping birds ,
The motions of the dipping birds ,
The Motions of the Dipping Birds
15:
The VAR 1: Lightning's jointed Road—VAR 2: Morning's Amber Road—
The lightning's jointed road,
The lightning's jointed road,
The Morning's Amber Road—
16:
For mine to look at when I liked ,
For mine to look at when I liked ,—
For mine to look at when I liked ,—
For mine to look at when I liked
17:
The news would strike me dead
The news would strike me dead !
The news would strike me dead !
The News would strike me dead
18:
So safer guess with just my soul
So , safer , guess , with just my soul
So , safer , guess , with just my soul
So safer guess with just my soul
19:
Upon the window pane
Upon the window-pane
Upon the window-pane
Upon the Window pane
20:
Where other Creatures put their Eyes
Where other creatures put their eyes ,
Where other creatures put their eyes ,
Where other Creatures put their eyes
21:
Incautious of the Sun
Incautious of the sun .
Incautious of the sun .
Incautious of the Sun
Image map for Poem 1 Before I got my eye put out— As other Creatures, that have Eyes— As other Creatures, that have Eyes— And know no other way— But were it told to me, Today, That I might have the Sky For mine, I tell you that my Heart For mine, I tell you that my Heart Would split, for size of me— The Meadows—mine— The Mountains—mine— All Forests—Stintless Stars— As much of noon, as I could take— As much of noon, as I could take— Between my finite Eyes— The Motions of the Dipping Birds— The Motions of the Dipping Birds— Morning's Amber Road— Lightning's jointed Road— For mine—to look at when I liked The news would strike me dead— The news would strike me dead— So safer—guess—with just my soul Upon the window pane Where other Creatures put their Eyes Where other Creatures put their Eyes Incautious of the Sun— Incautious of the Sun—
Original Dickinson: Before I got my eye put out— Original Dickinson: As other Creatures, that have Eyes— Original Dickinson: As other Creatures, that have Eyes— Original Dickinson: And know no other way— Original Dickinson: But were it told to me, Today, Original Dickinson: That I might have the Sky Original Dickinson: For mine, I tell you that my Heart Original Dickinson: For mine, I tell you that my Heart Original Dickinson: Would split, for size of me— Original Dickinson: The Meadows—mine—/The Mountains—mine— Original Dickinson: All Forests—Stintless Stars— Original Dickinson: As much of noon, as I could take— Original Dickinson: Between my finite Eyes— Original Dickinson: The Motions of the Dipping Birds— Original Dickinson: Morning's Amber Road— OR Lightning's jointed Road— Original Dickinson: For mine—to look at when I liked Original Dickinson: The news would strike me dead— Original Dickinson: The news would strike me dead— Original Dickinson: So safer—guess—with just my soul Original Dickinson: Upon the window pane Original Dickinson: Where other Creatures put their Eyes Original Dickinson: Where other Creatures put their Eyes Original Dickinson: Incautious of the Sun— Original Dickinson: Incautious of the Sun—
Original Dickinson: I liked as well to see Original Dickinson: As other Creatures, that have Eyes— Original Dickinson: As other Creatures, that have Eyes— Original Dickinson: And know no other way— Original Dickinson: But were it told to me, Today, Original Dickinson: That I might have the Sky Original Dickinson: For mine, I tell you that my Heart Original Dickinson: For mine, I tell you that my Heart Original Dickinson: Would split, for size of me— Original Dickinson: The Meadows—mine— Original Dickinson: The Mountains—mine— Original Dickinson: All Forests—Stintless Stars— Original Dickinson: As much of noon, as I could take— Original Dickinson: Between my finite Eyes— Original Dickinson: The Motions of the Dipping Birds— Original Dickinson: Morning's Amber Road— OR Lightning's jointed Road— Original Dickinson: For mine—to look at when I liked Original Dickinson: The news would strike me dead— Original Dickinson: The news would strike me dead— Original Dickinson: So safer—guess—with just my soul Original Dickinson: Upon the window pane Original Dickinson: Where other Creatures put their Eyes Original Dickinson: Where other Creatures put their Eyes Original Dickinson: Incautious of the Sun— Original Dickinson: Incautious of the Sun—
Original Dickinson: Before I got my eye put out— Original Dickinson: As other Creatures, that have Eyes— Original Dickinson: As other Creatures, that have Eyes— Original Dickinson: And know no other way— Original Dickinson: But were it told to me, Today, Original Dickinson: That I might have the Sky Original Dickinson: For mine, I tell you that my Heart Original Dickinson: For mine, I tell you that my Heart Original Dickinson: Would split, for size of me— Original Dickinson: The Meadows—mine—/The Mountains—mine— Original Dickinson: All Forests—Stintless Stars— Original Dickinson: As much of noon, as I could take— Original Dickinson: Between my finite Eyes— Original Dickinson: The Motions of the Dipping Birds— Original Dickinson: Morning's Amber Road— OR Lightning's jointed Road— Original Dickinson: For mine—to look at when I liked Original Dickinson: The news would strike me dead— Original Dickinson: The news would strike me dead— Original Dickinson: So safer—guess—with just my soul Original Dickinson: Upon the window pane Original Dickinson: Where other Creatures put their Eyes Original Dickinson: Where other Creatures put their Eyes Original Dickinson: Incautious of the Sun— Original Dickinson: Incautious of the Sun—