The Bible is an antique Volume

Emily Dickinson

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The Bible is an antique Volume—
Written by faded men
At the suggestion of Holy Spectres—
Subjects—Bethlehem—
Eden—the ancient Homestead—
Satan—the Brigadier—
Judas—the Great Defaulter—
David—the Troubadour—
Sin—a distinguished Precipice
Others must resist—
Boys that "believe" are very lonesome—
Other Boys are "lost"—
Had but the Tale a warbling Teller—
All the Boys would come—
Orpheus' Sermon captivated—
It did not condemn—

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  • ashleysmx2774

    Just read "The Bible is an antique Volume". Quite powerful stuff, especially "Boys that 'believe' are very lonesome—Other Boys are 'lost'". Reminds me tat faith can be a lonesome journey but it can also serve as a compass in this life. Full of depth and profound symbolism, quite interesting.