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

Part Three: Love

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COME slowly, Eden!
Lips unused to thee,
Bashful, sip thy jasmines,
As the fainting bee,
  
Reaching late his flower,        5
Round her chamber hums,
Counts his nectars—enters,
And is lot in balms!

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