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Shells from the Coast mistaking

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



Shells from the Coast mistaking—
I cherished them for All—
Happening in After Ages
To entertain a Pearl—

Wherefore so late—I murmured—
My need of Thee—be done—
Therefore—the Pearl responded—
My Period begin

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