Fall 2010


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No Crowd that has occurred
Exhibit — I suppose
That General Attendance
That Resurrection — does —

Circumference be full —
The long restricted Grave
Assert her Vital Privilege —
The Dust — connect — and live —

On Atoms — features place —
All Multitudes that were
Efface in the Comparison —
As Suns — dissolve a star —

Solemnity — prevail —
Its Individual Doom
Possess each separate Consciousness —
August — Absorbed — Numb —

What Duplicate — exist —
What Parallel can be —
Of the Significance of This —
To Universe — and Me?

EMILY DICKINSON

 

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from Dimitri Kirsanoff's silent film Ménilmontant (1926)