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

Part Four: Time and Eternity

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THE DISTANCE that the dead have gone
  Does not at first appear;
Their coming back seems possible
  For many an ardent year.
  
And then, that we have followed them        5
  We more than half suspect,
So intimate have we become
  With their dear retrospect.

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