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Emily Dickinson - Just lost, when I was saved!

Just lost, when I was saved!
Just felt the world go by!
Just girt me for the onset with Eternity,
When breath blew back,
And on the other side
I heard recede the disappointed tide!

Therefore, as One returned, I feel
Odd secrets of the line to tell!
Some Sailor, skirting foreign shores --
Some pale Reporter, from the awful doors
Before the Seal!

Next time, to stay!
Next time, the things to see
By Ear unheard,
Unscrutinized by Eye --

Next time, to tarry,
While the Ages steal --
Slow tramp the Centuries,
And the Cycles wheel!

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 160. Just lost, when I was saved!
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: May 13 2002
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