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Poemsby Emily Dickinson

Numen Lumen

 I live with him, I see his face;
I go no more away
For visitor, or sundown;
Death's single privacy,
 The only one forestalling mine,
And that by right that he
Presents a claim invisible,
No wedlock granted me.
 I live with him, I hear his voice,
I stand alive to-day
To witness to the certainty
Of immortality
 Taught me by Time, — the lower way,
Conviction every day, —
That life like this is endless,
Be judgment what it may.