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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

Comment 204 of 204, added on June 9th, 2015 at 11:19 PM.
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eRyiAF Great post.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

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Comment 203 of 204, added on December 21st, 2014 at 8:53 AM.
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j5LJne You could certainly see your skills in the work you write. The world hopes for even more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to mention how they believe. At all times go after your heart.

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Comment 202 of 204, added on December 17th, 2014 at 11:59 PM.
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hfuG4H Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic post.Thanks Again. Will read on...

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