Emily Dickinson: Fascicle 6

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Poem 7 (J 129: 1830-1886)

1:
Cocoon above! Cocoon below!
Cocoon above! Cocoon below!
2:
Stealthy Cocoon, why hide you so
Stealthy Cocoon, why hide you so
3:
What all the world suspect?
What all the world suspect?
4:
An hour, and gay on every tree
An hour, and gay on every tree
5:
Your secret, perched in estasy
Your secret, perched in ecstasy
6:
Defies imprisonment!
Defies imprisonment!
7:
An hour in Chrysalis to pass,
An hour in Chrysalis to pass,
8:
Then gay above receding grass
Then gay above receding grass
9:
A Butterfly to go!
A Butterfly to go!
10:
A moment to interrogate,
A moment to interrogate,
11:
Then wiser than a Surrogate,
Then wiser than a Surrogate,
12:
The Universe to know!
The Universe to know!
Image Map for Original Poem 7 Your secret, perched in estasy
Image Map for Complete Poems of Poem 7 Original Dickinson: Your secret, perched in estasy