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I took one Draught of Life

I took one Draught of Life

I took one Draught of Life
I’ll tell you what I paid
Precisely an existence
The market price, they said.

They weighed me, Dust by Dust
They balanced Film with Film,
Then handed me my Being’s worth
A single Dram of Heaven!



Poem I took one Draught of Life - Emily Dickinson