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

Part Three: Love

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A SOLEMN thing it was, I said,
  A woman white to be,
And wear, if God should count me fit,
  Her hallowed mystery.
  
A timid thing to drop a life        5
  Into the purple well,
Too plummetless that it come back
  Eternity until.

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