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    1210: The Sea said "Come" to the Brook

    1210

    The Sea said "Come" to the Brook – 
    The Brook said "Let me grow" – 
    The Sea said "Then you will be a Sea – 
    I want a Brook – Come now"! 

    The Sea said "Go" to the Sea – 
    The Sea said "I am he 
    You cherished" – "Learned Waters – 
    Wisdom is stale – to Me" 

    c. 1872                                                    1947

    by Emily Dickinson
    from The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson 
    edited by Thomas H. Johnson