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A lane of Yellow led the eye (1650) by Emily Dickinson |

A lane of Yellow led the eye (1650)

Emily Dickinson

A lane of Yellow led the eye
Unto a Purple Wood
Whose soft inhabitants to be
Surpasses solitude
If Bird the silence contradict
Or flower presume to show
In that low summer of the West
Impossible to know—

Emily Dickinson authored nearly 1,800 poems during her lifetime.
She is considered to be one of America’s most important poets.
Dickinson was born in 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts, and died in Amherst in 1886.
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