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Browse alphabetically through more than 9,000 words in Dickinson’s poetry, as defined in the Emily Dickinson Lexicon, based in part on her dictionary, Webster's 1844 American Dictionary of the English Language.
As Watchers hang opon the East -
As Beggars revel at a feast
By savory fancy spread -
As Brooks in Deserts, babble sweet
On Ear too far for the delight -
Heaven beguiles the tired.
As that same Watcher when the East
Opens the lid of Amethyst
And lets the morning go -
That Beggar, when an honored Guest -
Those thirsty lips to flagons pressed -
Heaven to us, if true.
Her breast is fit for pearls,
But I was not a "Diver."
Her brow is fit for thrones -
But I had not a crest.
Her heart is fit for rest -
I - a sparrow - build there
Sweet of twigs and twine
My perrennial nest.
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