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Emily Dickinson (1830–86).  Complete Poems.  1924.

Part Three: Love

XV


’T WAS a long parting, but the time
For interview had come;
Before the judgment-seat of God,
The last and second time
  
These fleshless lovers met,        5
A heaven in a gaze,
A heaven of heavens, the privilege
Of one another’s eyes.
  
No lifetime set on them,
Apparelled as the new        10
Unborn, except they had beheld,
Born everlasting now.
  
Was bridal e’er like this?
A paradise, the host,
And cherubim and seraphim        15
The most familiar guest.

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