To Lose Thee

To lose thee, sweeter than to gain

All other hearts I knew.

'Tis true the drought is destitute

But, then, I had the dew!

The Caspian has its realms of sand,

Its other realm of sea.

Without this sterile perquisite

No Caspian could be.

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~ by Emily Dickinson

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