Emily Dickinson

10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts

Gratitude—is Not The Mention -

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Gratitude—is not the mention
Of a Tenderness,
But its still appreciation
Out of Plumb of Speech.

When the Sea return no Answer
By the Line and Lead
Proves it there's no Sea, or rather
A remoter Bed?
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