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Like Rain it sounded till it curved
by Emily Dickinson
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Rain. Photo by Tomasz Sienecki. Licensed under Creative Commons, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Like Rain it sounded till it curved[]

Like Rain it sounded till it curved
And then I knew 'twas Wind —
It walked as wet as any Wave
But swept as dry as sand —
When it had pushed itself away
To some remotest Plain
A coming as of Hosts was heard
That was indeed the Rain —
It filled the Wells, it pleased the Pools
It warbled in the Road —
It pulled the spigot from the Hills
And let the Floods abroad —
It loosened acres, lifted seas
The sites of Centres stirred
Then like Elijah rode away
Upon a Wheel of Cloud.


Like Rain it Sounded Till it Curved by Emily Dickinson

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