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

Part Four: Time and Eternity

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THIS was in the white of the year,
  That was in the green,
Drifts were as difficult then to think
  As daisies now to be seen.
  
Looking back is best that is left,        5
  Or if it be before,
Retrospection is prospect’s half,
  Sometimes almost more.

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