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4.25.16: 656 (I started Early – Took my Dog)

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    63969
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    I started Early — Took my Dog —
    And visited the Sea —
    The Mermaids in the Basement
    Came out to look at me —

    And Frigates — in the Upper Floor
    Extended Hempen Hands —
    Presuming Me to be a Mouse —
    Aground — upon the Sands —

    But no Man moved Me — till the Tide
    Went past my simple Shoe —
    And past my Apron — and my Belt —
    And past my Bodice — too —

    And made as He would eat me up —
    As wholly as a Dew
    Upon a Dandelion’s Sleeve —
    And then — I started — too —

    And He — He followed — close behind —
    I felt his Silver Heel
    Upon my Ankle — Then my Shoes
    Would overflow with Pearl —

    Until We met the Solid Town —
    No One He seemed to know —
    And bowing — with a Mighty look —
    At me — The Sea withdrew —


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