There's a certain Slant of light(1990)
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There's a certain Slant of light (poem 258)
by Emily Dickinson
There's a certain slant of light,
On winter afternoons,
That oppresses, like the weight
Of cathedral tunes.
Heavenly hurt it gives us ;
We can find no scar,
But internal difference
Where the meanings are.
None may teach it anything,
'T is the seal, despair, —
An imperial affliction
Sent us of the air.
When it comes, the landscape listens,
Shadows hold their breath ;
When it goes, 't is like the distance
On the look of death.