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

Part Four: Time and Eternity

LXII


OUR journey had advanced;
Our feet were almost come
To that odd fork in Being’s road,
Eternity by term.
  
Our pace took sudden awe,        5
Our feet reluctant led.
Before were cities, but between,
The forest of the dead.
  
Retreat was out of hope,—
Behind, a sealed route,        10
Eternity’s white flag before,
And God at every gate.

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