Emily Dickinson

10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts

We Thirst At First—'Tis Nature's Act -

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We thirst at first—'tis Nature's Act—
And later—when we die—
A little Water supplicate—
Of fingers going by—

It intimates the finer want—
Whose adequate supply
Is that Great Water in the West—
Termed Immortality—
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