Emily Dickinson

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

We Thirst At First—'Tis Nature's Act - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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We thirst at first—'tis Nature's Act—
And later—when we die—
A little Water supplicate—
Of fingers going by—

It intimates the finer want—
Whose adequate supply
Is that Great Water in the West—
Termed Immortality—


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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