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So much of Heaven has gone from Earth

Emily Dickinson

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So much of Heaven has gone from Earth
That there must be a Heaven
If only to enclose the Saints
To Affidavit given.

The Missionary to the Mole
Must prove there is a Sky
Location doubtless he would plead
But what excuse have I?

Too much of Proof affronts Belief
The Turtle will not try
Unless you leave him—then return
And he has hauled away.

Edited by Peter Carter

Added: 2 Apr 2003 | Last Read: 15 Oct 2018 5:10 AM | Viewed: 6947 times

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