Emily Dickinson

Did You Ever Stand In A Cavern’s Mouth

poem 590

Did you ever stand in a Cavern’s Mouth Widths out of the Sun And look and shudder, and block your breath And deem to be alone In such a place, what horror, How Goblin it would be And fly, as ’twere pursuing you? Then Loneliness looks so Did you ever look in a Cannon’s face Between whose Yellow eye And yours the Judgment intervened The Question of To die Extemporizing in your ear As cool as Satyr’s Drums If you remember, and were saved It’s liker so it seems

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