Edward (Ned) Dickinson's Notebook

H bMS Am 1118.95, Box 12

It's easy to invent a life
God does [above: it] every day -
Creation, but the Gambol
Of his Authority -

It's easy to efface it
The thrifty Deity - -
Could scarce afford Eternity
To spontaneity -

The perished patterns murmur
But - His perturbless plans
Proceed - inserting here a Son
There leaving out a man -

[by Emily Dickinson]

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