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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

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