by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

If I'm lost ‑‑ now
Language: English 
If I'm lost -- now
That I was found --
Shall still my transport be --
That once -- on me -- those Jasper Gates
Blazed open -- suddenly --

That in my awkward -- gazing -- face --
The Angels -- softly peered --
And touched me with their fleeces,
Almost as if they cared --
I'm banished -- now -- you know it --
How foreign that can be --
You'll know -- Sir -- when the Savior's face
Turns so -- away from you --

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This text was added to the website: 2004-06-02
Line count: 13
Word count: 67