Below, you’ll find the poem “The Wind – tapped like a tired Man” by Emily Dickinson.


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The Wind – tapped like a tired Man

The Wind — tapped like a tired Man —

And like a Host — “Come in”

I boldly answered — entered then

My Residence within

.

A Rapid — footless Guest —

To offer whom a Chair

Were as impossible as hand

A Sofa to the Air —

.

No Bone had He to bind Him —

His Speech was like the Push

Of numerous Humming Birds at once

From a superior Bush —

.

His Countenance — a Billow —

His Fingers, as He passed

Let go a music — as of tunes

Blown tremulous in Glass —

.

He visited — still flitting —

Then like a timid Man

Again, He tapped — ’twas flurriedly —

And I became alone —

Emily Dickinson


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