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In my genealogical research, I’ve found that I am 7th cousin, 4 times removed (that is hardly related at all) of Emily Dickenson. Just gives me an excuse to pull out my book, and try and recall some favorites.

1383

Long Years apart — can make no
Breach a second cannot fill —
The absence of the Witch does not
Invalidate the spell —

The embers of a Thousand Years
Uncovered by the Hand
That fondled them when they were Fire
Will stir and understand —

 

1158

Best Witchcraft is Geometry
To the magician’s mind —
His ordinary acts are feats
To thinking of mankind.

 

At least, these were some I had marked back in college. Who knows what would catch my eye these days. 

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