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Emily Dickison
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Portrait of Emily
Emily Dickinson bust in garden
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Emily Dickinson in the Garden

"Two Butterflies"
Two butterflies went out at noon
And waltzed above a stream,
Then stepped straight through the firmament
And rested on a beam;

And then together bore away
Upon a shining sea,--
Though never yet, in any port
Their coming mentioned be.

If spoken by the distant bird,
If met in ether sea
By frigate or by merchantman,
Report was not to me.

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