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No man saw awe, nor to his house

Emily Dickinson

1733

No man saw awe, nor to his house
Admitted he a man
Though by his awful residence
Has human nature been.

Not deeming of his dread abode
Till laboring to flee
A grasp on comprehension laid
Detained vitality.

Returning is a different route
The Spirit could not show
For breathing is the only work
To be enacted now.

"Am not consumed," old Moses wrote,
"Yet saw him face to face"—
That very physiognomy
I am convinced was this.

Edited by Peter Carter

Added: 2 Apr 2003 | Last Read: 19 Jan 2018 2:24 PM | Viewed: 6892 times

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