Spotlight Poetry – The Feet of People Walking Home – A poem by Emily Dickinson

The Feet of People Walking Home by Emily Dickinson

The feet of people walking home
With gayer sandals go
,
The Crocus, till she rises
The Vassal of the snow —
The lips at Hallelujah!
Long years of practise bore
,
Till bye and bye these Bargemen
Walked singing on the shore.

Pearls are the Diver’s farthings
Extorted from the Sea
,
Pinions the Seraph’s wagon
Pedestrian once, as we —
Night is the morning’s Canvas
Larceny, legacy
,
Death, but our rapt attention
To Immortality.

My figures fail to tell me
How far the Village lies
,
Whose peasants are the Angels,
Whose Cantons dot the skies,
My Classics veil their faces,
My faith that Dark adores
,
Which from its solemn abbeys
Such resurrection pours!

Poem Attribution © Emily Dickinson, The Feet of People Walking Home

Source Attribution https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-feet-of-people-walking-home/

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Painting Attribution © Veronica Minozzi, Sign of Spring, (Date Unstated)

Source Attribution https://fineartamerica.com/featured/sign-of-spring-veronica-minozzi.html

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