'Twas awkward, but it fitted me

by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson


'Twas awkward, but it fitted me -
An Ancient fashioned Heart -
Its only lore - its Steadfastness -
In Change - unerudite -

It only moved as do the Suns -
For merit of Return -
Or Birds - confirmed perpetual
By Alternating Zone -

I only have it not Tonight
In its established place -
For technicality of Death -
Omitted in the Lease -

Last updated June 21, 2015