Poem 670


Emily Dickinson

One need not be a Chamber--to be Haunted--

One need not be a House--

The Brain has Corridors--surpassing

Material Place--

Far safer, of a Midnight Meeting

External Ghost

Than it's interior Confronting--

That Cooler Host.

Far safer, through an Abbey gallop,

The Stones a'chase--

Than Unarmed, one's a'self encounter--

In Lonesome Place--

The Body--borrows a Revolver--

He bolts the Door--

O'erlooking a superior spectre--

Or More--


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