Emily Dickinson

10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts

I Found The Phrase To Every Thought

I found the phrase to every thought
I ever had, but one;
And that defies me,--as a hand
Did try to chalk the sun

To races nurtured in the dark;--
How would your own begin?
Can blaze be done in cochineal,
Or noon in mazarin?
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