Through lane it lay — through bramble —

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Through lane it lay — through bramble — by Emily Dickinson
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Version 1[edit]

Thro' lane it lay - thro' bramble -
Thro' clearing, and thro' wood -
Banditti often passed us
Opon the lonely road -
The wolf came peering curious -
The Owl looked puzzled down -
The Serpent's satin figure
Glid stealthily along -
The tempests touched our garments -
The lightning's poinards gleamed -
Fierce from the crag above us
The hungry vulture screamed -
The satyr's fingers beckoned -
The Valley murmured "Come" -
These were the mates -
This was the road
These Children fluttered home.

Version 2[edit]

Through lane it lay - thro' bramble -
Through clearing, and thro' wood -
Banditti often passed us
Opon the lonely road.

The wolf came peering curious -
The Owl looked puzzled down -
The Serpent's satin figure
Glid stealthily along.

The tempests touched our garments -
The lightning's poinards gleamed -
Fierce from the Crag above us
The hungry vulture screamed -

The Satyr's fingers beckoned -
The Valley murmured "Come" -
These were the mates -
This was the road
These Children fluttered home.

Version 3[edit]

Through lane it lay — through bramble —
Through clearing and through wood —
Banditti often passed us
Upon the lonely road.

The wolf came peering curious —
The owl looked puzzled down —
The serpent's satin figure
Glid stealthily along —

The tempests touched our garments —
The lightning's poinards gleamed —
Fierce from the Crag above us
The hungry Vulture screamed —

The satyr's fingers beckoned —
The valley murmured "Come" —
These were the mates —
This was the road
Those children fluttered home.


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