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Emily Dickinson
I had no Cause to be awake --
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I had no Cause to be awake --
My Best -- was gone to sleep --
And Morn a new politeness took --
And failed to wake them up --

But called the others -- clear --
And passed their Curtains by --
Sweet Morning -- when I oversleep --
Knock -- Recollect -- to Me --

I looked at Sunrise -- Once --
And then I looked at Them --
And wishfulness in me arose --
For Circumstance the same --

'Twas such an Ample Peace --
It could not hold a Sigh --
'Twas Sabbath -- with the Bells divorced --
'Twas Sunset -- all the Day --

So choosing but a Gown --
And taking but a Prayer --
The only Raiment I should need --
I struggled -- and was There --

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