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Emily Dickinson - A little East of Jordan,

A little East of Jordan,
Evangelists record,
A Gymnast and an Angel
Did wrestle long and hard --

Till morning touching mountain --
And Jacob, waxing strong,
The Angel begged permission
To Breakfast -- to return --

Not so, said cunning Jacob!
"I will not let thee go
Except thou bless me" -- Stranger!
The which acceded to --

Light swung the silver fleeces
"Peniel" Hills beyond,
And the bewildered Gymnast
Found he had worsted God!

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 59. A little East of Jordan,
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

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