Emily Dickinson: Fascicle 6

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Poem 9 (J 77: 1830-1886)

1:
I never hear the word Escape
I never hear the word escape
I never hear the word escape
I never hear the word escape
2:
Without a quicker blood,
Without a quicker blood,
Without a quicker blood,
Without a quicker blood,
3:
A sudden Expectation ,
A sudden expectation ,
A sudden expectation ,
A sudden expectation ,
4:
A flying attitude !
A flying attitude !
A flying attitude .
A flying attitude .
5:
I never hear of prisons broad
I never hear of prisons broad
I never hear of prisons broad
I never hear of prisons broad
6:
By soldiers battered down,
By soldiers battered down,
By soldiers battered down,
By soldiers battered down,
7:
But I tug childish at my bar
But I tug childish at my bars
But I tug childish at my bars ,—
But I tug childish at my bars ,—
8:
Only to fail again!
Only to fail again!
Only to fail again!
Only to fail again!
Image Map for Original Poem 9 I never hear the word 'Escape' A sudden Expectation, A flying attitude! But I tug childish at my bar—
Image Map for Centenary Edition of Poem 9 Original Dickinson: I never hear the word 'Escape' Original Dickinson: A sudden Expectation, Original Dickinson: A flying attitude! Original Dickinson: But I tug childish at my bar—
Image Map for Complete Poems of Poem 8 Original Dickinson: I never hear the word 'Escape' Original Dickinson: A sudden Expectation, Original Dickinson: A flying attitude! Original Dickinson: But I tug childish at my bar—
Image Map for Poems, Second Series of Poem 9 Dickinson did not have a title for this poem. Original Dickinson: I never hear the word 'Escape' Original Dickinson: A sudden Expectation, Original Dickinson: A flying attitude! Original Dickinson: But I tug childish at my bar—