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

Part Four: Time and Eternity

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SHE laid her docile crescent down,
  And this mechanic stone
Still states, to dates that have forgot,
  The news that she is gone.
  
So constant to its stolid trust,        5
  The shaft that never knew,
It shames the constancy that fled
  Before its emblem flew.

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