Escaping backward to perceive

Escaping backward to perceive
The Sea upon our place—
Escaping forward, to confront
His glittering Embrace—

Retreating up, a Billow's height
Retreating blinded down
Our undermining feet to meet
Instructs to the Divine.

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Emily Dickinson

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. more…

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