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I saw no Way-The Heavens were stitched-

I felt the Columns close-

The Earth reversed her Hemispheres-

I touched the Universe-

And back it slid-and I alone-

A Speck upon a ball-

Went out upon Circumference-

Beyond the Dip of Bell-

Emily Dickinson

AMHERST, MA – SEPTEMBER 4: A daguerrotype of Emily Dickinson at age 16, is displayed at the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)