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    B. Penn

    320: We play at Paste –

    320

    We play at paste – 
    Till qualified, for Pearl – 
    Then, drop the Paste – 
    And deem ourself a fool – 

    The Shapes – though – were similar – 
    And our new hands 
    Learned Gem-Tactics – 
    Practicing Sands – 

    c. 1862                                                    1891

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