I cannot buy it -- 'tis not sold

by Emily Dickinson


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I cannot buy it -- 'tis not sold --
There is no other in the World --
Mine was the only one

I was so happy I forgot
To shut the Door And it went out
And I am all alone --

If I could find it Anywhere
I would not mind the journey there
Though it took all my store

But just to look it in the Eye --
"Did'st thou?" "Thou did'st not mean," to say,
Then, turn my Face away.

-- from The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, Edited by Thomas H. Johnson

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