We thirst at first—'tis Nature's Act

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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Emily Dickinson

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. more…

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