June 25, 2013

The World is not Conclusion

This World is not Conclusion by Emily Dickinson

This world is not Conclusion.
A Species stands beyond - 
Invisible, as Music - 
But positive, as Sound - 
It beckons, and it baffles - 
Philosophy - don't know - 
And through a Riddle, at the last -
Sagacity, must go - 
to guess it, puzzles scholars -
To gain it, Men have borne
contempt of generations
And Crucifixion, shown -
faith slips - and laughs, and rallies - 
blushes, if any see-
plucks at a twig of evidence -
And asks a Vane, the way -
Much gesture, from the Pulpit -
strong Hallelujahs roll-
Narcotics cannot still the Tooth
That nibbles at the soul.

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