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

Part One: Life

LXXX


PRAYER is the little implement
Through which men reach
Where presence is denied them.
They fling their speech
  
By means of it in God’s ear;        5
If then He hear,
This sums the apparatus
Comprised in prayer.

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