by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

We met as Sparks — Diverging Flints
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
We met as Sparks — Diverging Flints
Sent various — scattered ways —
We parted as the Central Flint
Were cloven with an Adze —
Subsisting on the Light We bore
Before We felt the Dark —
A Flint unto this Day — perhaps —
But for that single Spark.

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Last modified: 2016-12-23 08:43:40
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