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A Pit—but Heaven over it—

Emily Dickinson


A Pit—but Heaven over it—
And Heaven beside, and Heaven abroad,
And yet a Pit—
With Heaven over it.

To stir would be to slip—
To look would be to drop—
To dream—to sap the Prop
That holds my chances up.
Ah! Pit! With Heaven over it!

The depth is all my thought—
I dare not ask my feet—
'Twould start us where we sit
So straight you'd scarce suspect
It was a Pit—with fathoms under it—
Its Circuit just the same.
Whose Doom to whom?

Edited by Peter Carter

Added: 2 Apr 2003 | Last Read: 23 Feb 2019 6:06 PM | Viewed: 8359 times

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