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Poems by Emily Dickinson: Alpine Glow

by EmilyDickinson
XXXIX
Remembrance

Alpine Glow

Alpine Glow

Our lives are Swiss, —
So still, so cool,
Till, some odd afternoon,
The Alps neglect their curtains,
And we look farther on.
Italy stands the other side,
While, like a guard between,
The solemn Alps,
The siren Alps,
Forever intervene!
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