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Poems by Emily Dickinson: Thirst

by EmilyDickinson
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Thirst

Thirst

We thirst at first, — 't is 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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