Emily Dickinson: Fascicle 16

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Poem 7. (J 282: 1861/1929)

1:
How noteless Men , and Pleiads, stand,
How noteless men and
How noteless men and Pleiads stand
How noteless Men , and Pleiads, stand,
2:
Pleiads stand
3:
Until a sudden sky
4:
Reveals the fact that One is rapt
Reveals the fact that one is wrapt
Reveals the fact that one is wrapt
Reveals the fact that One is rapt
5:
Forever from the Eye
Forever from the eye .
Forever from the eye .
Forever from the Eye
6:
Members of the Invisible,
7:
Existing , while we stare ,
Existing while we stare
Existing while we stare
Existing , while we stare ,
8:
In Leagueless Opportunity ,
In leagueless opportunity
In leagueless opportunity
In Leagueless Opportunity ,
9:
O'ertakeless , as the Air
O'er-take-less as the air .
O'er-take-less as the air .
O'ertakeless , as the Air
10:
Why didn't we detain Themretain Themdetain it ?
Why didn't we detain them ?
Why didn't we detain them ?
Why didn't we detain Them ?
11:
The Heavens with a smile ,
The Heavens with a smile
The Heavens with a smile
The Heavens with a smile ,
12:
Sweep by our disappointed Heads ,
Sweep by our disappointed
Sweep by our disappointed heads ,
Sweep by our disappointed Heads
13:
Heads,
14:
Without a syllable—But deign no syllable
But deign no syllable.
But deign no syllable.
Without a syllable—
How noteless Men and Pleiads, stand, Reveals the fact that One is rapt Forever from the Eye— Existing while we stare, In Leagueless Opportunity, O'ertakeless, as the Air— Why didn't we detain Them? The Heavens with a smile, Sweep by our disappointed Heads Without a syllable— But deign no syllable Why didn't we retain Them? Why didn't we detain it?
Original Dickinson: How noteless Men and Pleiads, stand, Original Dickinson: How noteless Men and Pleiads, stand, Original Dickinson: Reveals the fact that One is rapt Original Dickinson: Forever from the Eye— Original Dickinson: Existing while we stare, Original Dickinson: In Leagueless Opportunity, Original Dickinson: O'ertakeless, as the Air— Original Dickinson: Why didn't we detain Them? OR Why didn't we retain Them? OR Why didn't we detain it? Original Dickinson: The Heavens with a smile, Original Dickinson: Sweep by our disappointed Heads Original Dickinson: Sweep by our disappointed Heads Original Dickinson: Without a syllable— OR But deign no syllable
Original Dickinson: How noteless Men and Pleiads, stand, Original Dickinson: Reveals the fact that One is rapt Original Dickinson: Forever from the Eye— Original Dickinson: Existing while we stare, Original Dickinson: In Leagueless Opportunity, Original Dickinson: O'ertakeless, as the Air— Original Dickinson: Why didn't we detain Them? OR Why didn't we retain Them? OR Why didn't we detain it? Original Dickinson: The Heavens with a smile, Original Dickinson: Sweep by our disappointed Heads Original Dickinson: Without a syllable— OR But deign no syllable
Original Dickinson: How noteless Men and Pleiads, stand, Original Dickinson: Reveals the fact that One is rapt Original Dickinson: Forever from the Eye— Original Dickinson: Existing while we stare, Original Dickinson: In Leagueless Opportunity, Original Dickinson: O'ertakeless, as the Air— Original Dickinson: Why didn't we detain Them? OR Why didn't we retain Them? OR Why didn't we detain it? Original Dickinson: The Heavens with a smile, Original Dickinson: Sweep by our disappointed Heads Original Dickinson: Without a syllable— OR But deign no syllable