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This—is the land—the Sunset washes

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)

This—is the land—the Sunset washes—
These—are the Banks of the Yellow Sea—
Where it rose—or whither it rushes—
These—are the Western Mystery!

Night after Night
Her purple traffic
Strews the landing with Opal Bales—
Merchantmen—poise upon Horizons—
Dip—and vanish like Orioles!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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