Emily Dickinson

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

Shells from the Coast mistaking


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Shells from the Coast mistaking—
I cherished them for All—
Happening in After Ages
To entertain a Pearl—

Wherefore so late—I murmured—
My need of Thee—be done—
Therefore—the Pearl responded—
My Period begin

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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