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|Circuit I - (07) (Epilogue) Though the Great Waters Sleep (J-1599) (F-1641)|
(1) Though the great waters sleep,
That they are still the deep
We cannot doubt.
(2) No vacillating God
Ignited this abode
To put it out.
(Below: an original manuscript version without
editing or imposed lineation.)
(1) Though the
That they are
still the Deep,
(2) No vacillating
To put it
~ Emily Dickinson
|Commentary adapted from Emily Dickinson's Poems & Letters|
"That bareheaded life under the grass |
worries one like a wasp." ~ (L #220)
|(1) "The Sailor cannot see the North but knows the Needle can." ~ (L #265)|
"I cannot tell how Eternity seems.|
It sweeps around me like a sea." ~ (L #785)
"Peter took the marine walk at the great risk."
~ (L #965)|
(Biblical ref. Matthew 14:26-32)
|(1) "Fathoms are sudden neighbors." ~ (L #804)|
"I find you with dusk for day is tired, and lays her|
antediluvian cheek to the hill like a child.
Nature confides now." ~ (L #503)
"Anybody that knows grammar must admit the surpassing|
splendor & force of [biblical] speech, but the fathomless gulfs
of meaning those words which He spoke to those most
necessary to him, hints about some celestial reunion
yearning for a oneness has any one fathomed that sea?
~ (L #10) (biblical ref. John 10:27-30 & 39-40)
"God made no act without a cause,
nor heart without an aim,|
our inference is premature, our premises to blame."
~ (L #357) (J-1163) (F-1192)
"Fidelity never flickers |
it is the one unerring light." ~ (L #939)
"The flight of such a fraction takes all our numbers home |
'Room for one more' was a plea for Heaven." ~ (L #641)
"Trusty as the stars|
Who quit their shining working
Prompt as when I lit them
In Genesis new house,
Durable as dawn
Whose antiquated blossom
Makes a world's suspense
Perish and rejoice."
~ (L #479) (J-1369) (F-1415)
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