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

Part One: Life

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WHETHER my bark went down at sea,
Whether she met with gales,
Whether to isles enchanted
She bent her docile sails;
  
By what mystic mooring        5
She is held to-day,—
This is the errand of the eye
Out upon the bay.

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