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

Part Three: Love

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I ’M wife; I ’ve finished that,
That other state;
I ’m Czar, I ’m woman now:
It ’s safer so.
  
How odd the girl’s life looks        5
Behind this soft eclipse!
I think that earth seems so
To those in heaven now.
  
This being comfort, then
That other kind was pain;        10
But why compare?
I ’m wife! stop there!

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