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

Part Four: Time and Eternity

LXXXIV


WE learn in the retreating
  How vast an one
Was recently among us.
  A perished sun
  
Endears in the departure        5
  How doubly more
Than all the golden presence
  It was before!

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