A door just opened on a street

A door just opened on a street--
  I, lost, was passing by--
An instant's width of warmth disclosed
  And wealth, and company.

The door as sudden shut, and I,
  I, lost, was passing by,--
Lost doubly, but by contrast most,
  Enlightening misery.

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Emily Dickinson

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. more…

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