Into the Beautiful

20 09 2013

As imperceptibly as grief
The summer lapsed away, —
Too imperceptible, at last,
To seem like perfidy.

A quietness distilled,
As twilight long begun,
Or Nature, spending with herself
Sequestered afternoon.

The dusk drew earlier in,
The morning foreign shone, —
A courteous, yet harrowing grace,
As guest who would be gone.

And thus, without a wing,
Or service of a keel,
Our summer made her light escape
Into the beautiful.

Emily Dickinson

autumn victory

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21 09 2013
Into the Beautiful | NatureOnNotice

[…] Into the Beautiful. […]

21 09 2013
Kathy Snay

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