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Emily Dickinson (1830–86).  Complete Poems.  1924.

Part Four: Time and Eternity

VI


MY cocoon tightens, colors tease,
I ’m feeling for the air;
A dim capacity for wings
Degrades the dress I wear.
  
A power of butterfly must be        5
The aptitude to fly,
Meadows of majesty concedes
And easy sweeps of sky.
  
So I must baffle at the hint
And cipher at the sign,        10
And make much blunder, if at last
I take the clew divine.

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