Emily Dickinson

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

When One has given up One's life


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When One has given up One's life
The parting with the rest
Feels easy, as when Day lets go
Entirely the West

The Peaks, that lingered last
Remain in Her regret
As scarcely as the Iodine
Upon the Cataract.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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