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I ment to find her when I came;

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



I meant to find her when I came;
Death had the same design;
But the success was his, it seems,
And the discomfit mine.

I meant to tell her how I longed
For just this single time;
But Death had told her so the first,
And she had hearkened him.

To wander now is my abode;
To rest,--to rest would be
A privilege of hurricane
To memory and me.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme XAXA XXXX XBXB
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 354
Words 72
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

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