IN these chanting lines Emily take us on a journey through night and darkness. Perhaps you, the reader only see difficulties and obstacles? We are in darkness here, but can it change for the better?
Notice what else is present! A brain! We’re literal inside our heads here. Our thoughts play around and sometimes decieve us. Look at the dichtomy too! Darkness and light, the opposites. Hope lingers too. Pay attention to the 8 final lines.
We grow accustomed to the Dark –
When light is put away –
As when the Neighbor holds the Lamp
To witness her Goodbye –
A Moment – We uncertain step
For newness of the night –
Then – fit our Vision to the Dark –
And meet the Road – erect –
And so of larger – Darknesses –
Those Evenings of the Brain –
When not a Moon disclose a sign –
Or Star – come out – within –
The Bravest – grope a little –
And sometimes hit a Tree
Directly in the Forehead –
But as they learn to see –
Either the Darkness alters –
Or something in the sight
Adjusts itself to Midnight –
And Life steps almost straight.