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Emily Dickinson (1830–86).  Complete Poems.  1924.

Part Four: Time and Eternity

XXXVII


IF I should n’t be alive
When the robins come,
Give the one in red cravat
A memorial crumb.
  
If I could n’t thank you,        5
Being just asleep,
You will know I ’m trying
With my granite lip!

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