Emily Dickinson: Fascicle 6

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Poem 12 (J 216: 1830-1886)

1:
Safe in their Alabaster Chambers
Safe in their Alabaster Chambers
Safe in their alabaster chambers ,
Safe in their Alabaster Chambers
Safe in their alabaster chambers ,
2:
Untouched by morning
Untouched by Morning—
Untouched by morning and untouched by noon,
Untouched by Morning
Untouched by morning and untouched by noon,
3:
And untouched by Noon—
And untouched by Noon—
And untouched by Noon—
4:
Sleep the meek members of the Resurrection
Sleep the meek members of the Resurrection
Sleep the meek members of the resurrection ,
Sleep the meek members of the Resurrection
Sleep the meek members of the resurrection ,
5:
Rafter of Satin ,
Rafter of Satin
Rafter of satin , and roof of stone.
Rafter of Satin
Rafter of satin , and roof of stone.
6:
And Roof of stone.
And Roof of stone.
And Roof of stone.
7:
Light laughs the breeze
Light laughs the breeze
Light laughs the breeze in her castle of sunshine;
Light laughs the breeze
Light laughs the breeze in her castle of sunshine;
8:
In her Castle above them—
In her Castle above them—
In her Castle above them—
9:
Babbles the Bee in a stolid Ear ,
Babbles the Bee in a stolid Ear ,
Babbles the bee in a stolid ear ;
Babbles the Bee in a stolid Ear ,
Babbles the bee in a stolid ear ;
10:
Pipe the Sweet Birds in ignorant cadence
Pipe the Sweet Birds in ignorant cadence
Pipe the sweet birds in ignorant cadence ,—
Pipe the Sweet Birds in ignorant cadence
Pipe the sweet birds in ignorant cadence ,—
11:
Ah, what sagacity perished here!
Ah, what sagacity perished here!
Ah, what sagacity perished here!
Ah, what sagacity perished here!
Ah, what sagacity perished here!
12:
Grand go the years in the cresent above them;
Grand go the years in the cresent above them;
13:
Worlds scoop their arcs, and firmaments row,
Worlds scoop their arcs, and firmaments row,
14:
Diadems drop and Doges surrender,
Diadems drop and Doges surrender,
15:
Soundless as dots on a disk of snow.
Soundless as dots on a disk of snow.
Image Map for Original Poem 12 Safe in their Alabaster Chambers— Untouched by morning Untouched by morning And untouched by Noon— Sleep the meek members of the Resurrection— Sleep the meek members of the Resurrection— Rafter of Satin, Rafter of Satin, Rafter of Satin, And Roof of stone. Light laughs the breeze In her Castle above them— Babbles the Bee in a stolid Ear, Babbles the Bee in a stolid Ear, Pipe the Sweet Birds in ignorant cadence— Pipe the Sweet Birds in ignorant cadence—
Image Map for Centenary Edition of Poem 12 Original Dickinson: Safe in their Alabaster Chambers— Original Dickinson: Untouched by morning Original Dickinson: Untouched by morning Original Dickinson: And untouched by Noon— Original Dickinson: Sleep the meek members of the Resurrection— Original Dickinson: Rafter of Satin, Original Dickinson: Rafter of Satin, Original Dickinson: And Roof of stone. Original Dickinson: Light laughs the breeze Original Dickinson: In her Castle above them— Original Dickinson: Babbles the Bee in a stolid Ear, Original Dickinson: Babbles the Bee in a stolid Ear, Original Dickinson: Pipe the Sweet Birds in ignorant cadence— Original Dickinson: Pipe the Sweet Birds in ignorant cadence— Dickinson did not originally write this stanza for this version of the poem.
Image Map for Complete Poems of Poem 12 Original Dickinson: Safe in their Alabaster Chambers— Original Dickinson: Untouched by morning Original Dickinson: Untouched by morning Original Dickinson: And untouched by Noon— Original Dickinson: Sleep the meek members of the Resurrection— Original Dickinson: Rafter of Satin, Original Dickinson: Rafter of Satin, Original Dickinson: And Roof of stone. Original Dickinson: Light laughs the breeze Original Dickinson: In her Castle above them— Original Dickinson: Babbles the Bee in a stolid Ear, Original Dickinson: Babbles the Bee in a stolid Ear, Original Dickinson: Pipe the Sweet Birds in ignorant cadence— Original Dickinson: Pipe the Sweet Birds in ignorant cadence—
Image Map for Final Harvest: Emily Dickinson's Poems of Poem 12 Original Dickinson: Safe in their Alabaster Chambers— Original Dickinson: Untouched by morning Original Dickinson: Untouched by morning Original Dickinson: And untouched by Noon— Original Dickinson: Sleep the meek members of the Resurrection— Original Dickinson: Rafter of Satin, Original Dickinson: Rafter of Satin, Original Dickinson: And Roof of stone. Original Dickinson: Light laughs the breeze Original Dickinson: In her Castle above them— Original Dickinson: Babbles the Bee in a stolid Ear, Original Dickinson: Babbles the Bee in a stolid Ear, Original Dickinson: Pipe the Sweet Birds in ignorant cadence— Original Dickinson: Pipe the Sweet Birds in ignorant cadence—
Image Map for Poems, First Series of Poem 12 Original Dickinson: Safe in their Alabaster Chambers— Original Dickinson: Untouched by morning Original Dickinson: Untouched by morning Original Dickinson: And untouched by Noon— Original Dickinson: Sleep the meek members of the Resurrection— Original Dickinson: Rafter of Satin, Original Dickinson: Rafter of Satin, Original Dickinson: And Roof of stone. Original Dickinson: Light laughs the breeze Original Dickinson: In her Castle above them— Original Dickinson: Babbles the Bee in a stolid Ear, Original Dickinson: Babbles the Bee in a stolid Ear, Original Dickinson: Pipe the Sweet Birds in ignorant cadence— Dickinson did not originally write this stanza for this version of the poem.