Emily Dickinson: Fascicle 16

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Poem 11 (J 446: 1862/1914)

1:
He showed me Hights I never saw—
I showed her heights she never saw—
I showed her Hights she never saw—
2:
Would'st Climb, He said ?
Would'st Wouldst Climb climb , ? I said ,
Would'st Wouldst Climb climb , ? I said ?
3:
I said Not so
She said Not so
She said Not so
4:
With me— He said With me ?
With me me — ? I said , With me?
With me me — ? I said With me ?
5:
He showed me Secrets
I showed her secrets
I showed her Secrets
6:
Morning's Nest
Morning's nest ,
Morning's Nest
7:
The Rope the Nights were put across—
The rope the Nights were put across—
The Rope the Nights were put across—
8:
And now, Would'st have me for a Guest ?
And now, Wouldst have me for a Guest?
And now—Would'st have me for a Guest ?
9:
I could not find my Yes
She could not find her yes
She could not find her Yes
10:
And then, I brake my life, and Lo!
11:
A light for her, did solemn glow,
12:
The larger, as her face withdrew—
13:
And could she, further, No?
14:
And then, He brake His Life—And lo,
And then, I brake my life—And Lo,
15:
A light for me, did solemn glow—
A Light, for her, did solemn glow,
16:
VAR 1: The steadier, as my face withdrew—VAR 2: The larger—as my face withdrew—
The larger, as her face withdrew—
17:
And could I further No?
And could she, further No?
He showed me Heights I never saw— He showed me Heights I never saw— He showed me Heights I never saw— 'Would'st Climb'—He said? 'Would'st Climb'—He said? I said, 'Not so'— I said, 'Not so'— 'With me—' He said—'With me'? 'With me—' He said—'With me'? 'With me—' He said—'With me'? He showed me Secrets— He showed me Secrets— He showed me Secrets— Morning's Nest— The Rope the Nights were put across— 'And now, Would'st have me for a Guest'? I could not find my 'Yes'. I could not find my 'Yes'. The steadier, as my face withdrew— The larger, as my face withdrew—
Dickinson Original: He showed me Heights I never saw— Dickinson Original: He showed me Heights I never saw— Dickinson Original: 'Would'st Climb'—He said? Dickinson Original: 'Would'st Climb'—He said? Dickinson Original: I said, 'Not so'— Dickinson Original: 'With me—' He said—'With me'? Dickinson Original: 'With me—' He said—'With me'? Dickinson Original: 'With me—' He said—'With me'? Dickinson Original: He showed me Secrets— Dickinson Original: He showed me Secrets— Dickinson Original: He showed me Secrets— Dickinson Original: Morning's Nest— Dickinson Original: The Rope the Nights were put across— Dickinson Original: 'And now, Would'st have me for a Guest'? Dickinson Original: I could not find my 'Yes'. Dickinson Original: I could not find my 'Yes'. Dickinson Original: The steadier, as my face withdrew— OR The larger, as my face withdrew—
Dickinson Original: He showed me Heights I never saw— Dickinson Original: He showed me Heights I never saw— Dickinson Original: He showed me Heights I never saw— Dickinson Original: 'Would'st Climb'—He said? Dickinson Original: 'Would'st Climb'—He said? Dickinson Original: I said, 'Not so'— Dickinson Original: 'With me—' He said—'With me'? Dickinson Original: 'With me—' He said—'With me'? Dickinson Original: 'With me—' He said—'With me'? Dickinson Original: He showed me Secrets— Dickinson Original: He showed me Secrets— Dickinson Original: He showed me Secrets— Dickinson Original: Morning's Nest— Dickinson Original: The Rope the Nights were put across— Dickinson Original: 'And now, Would'st have me for a Guest'? Dickinson Original: I could not find my 'Yes'. Dickinson Original: I could not find my 'Yes'. Dickinson Original: And then, He brake His Life—And lo, Dickinson Original: And then, He brake His Life—And lo, Dickinson Original: A light for me, did solemn glow Dickinson Original: A light for me, did solemn glow Dickinson Original: The steadier, as my face withdrew— OR The larger, as my face withdrew— Dickinson Original: And could I further 'No'? Dickinson Original: And could I further 'No'?