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‘Twas a bright but silent morning

by I. D. Brannan


   After Emily Dickinson


'Twas a bright but silent morning—

a lantern—kept by hill—

was given to—the taller trees—

which held it—standing still.


And then the giants—tossed the light—

which flew across the sky.

It landed on—the western plain—

and then the night—was nigh.