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He preached upon "Breadth" till it argued him narrow—

Emily Dickinson


He preached upon "Breadth" till it argued him narrow—
The Broad are too broad to define
And of "Truth" until it proclaimed him a Liar—
The Truth never flaunted a Sign—

Simplicity fled from his counterfeit presence
As Gold the Pyrites would shun—
What confusion would cover the innocent Jesus
To meet so enabled a Man!

Edited by Peter Carter

Added: 2 Apr 2003 | Last Read: 19 Mar 2018 11:59 PM | Viewed: 8852 times

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