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

Part Four: Time and Eternity

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SOME, too fragile for winter winds,
The thoughtful grave encloses,—
Tenderly tucking them in from frost
Before their feet are cold.
  
Never the treasures in her nest        5
The cautious grave exposes,
Building where schoolboy dare not look
And sportsman is not bold.
  
This covert have all the children
Early aged, and often cold,—        10
Sparrows unnoticed by the Father;
Lambs for whom time had not a fold.

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