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I took one Draught of Life—

Emily Dickinson

1725

I took one Draught of Life—
I'll tell you what I paid—
Precisely an existence—
The market price, they said.

They weighed me, Dust by Dust—
They balanced Film with Film,
Then handed me my Being's worth—
A single Dram of Heaven!

Edited by Peter Carter

Added: 2 Apr 2003 | Last Read: 22 Jan 2018 5:18 AM | Viewed: 7778 times

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