Sweet, to have had them lost
For news that they be saved —
The nearer they departed Us
The nearer they, restored,

Shall stand to Our Right Hand —
Most precious and the Dead —
Next precious
Those that rose to go —
Then thought of Us, and stayed.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Sweet, to have had them lost

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