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Immortal is an ample word

by Emily Dickinson, 1896

Immortal is an ample word
  When what we need is by,
But when it leaves us for a time,
  'Tis a necessity.

Of heaven above the firmest proof
  We fundamental know,
Except for its marauding hand,
  It had been heaven below.

Published in Poems by Emily Dickinson: Third Series

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