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Emily Dickinson - This -- is the land -- the Sunset washes

This -- is the land -- the Sunset washes --
These -- are the Banks of the Yellow Sea --
Where it rose -- or whither it rushes --
These -- are the Western Mystery!

Night after Night
Her purple traffic
Strews the landing with Opal Bales --
Merchantmen -- poise upon Horizons --
Dip -- and vanish like Orioles!

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 266. This -- is the land -- the Sunset washes
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

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