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

Part Four: Time and Eternity

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TWO swimmers wrestled on the spar
Until the morning sun,
When one turned smiling to the land.
O God, the other one!
  
The stray ships passing spied a face        5
Upon the waters borne,
With eyes in death still begging raised,
And hands beseeching thrown.

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