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Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

Nature—sometimes sears a Sapling


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Nature—sometimes sears a Sapling—
Sometimes—scalps a Tree—
Her Green People recollect it
When they do not die—

Fainter Leaves—to Further Seasons—
Dumbly testify—
We—who have the Souls—
Die oftener—Not so vitally—

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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