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The Whole of it came not at once

The Whole of it came not at once

The Whole of it came not at once
‘Twas Murder by degrees
A Thrust and then for Life a chance
The Bliss to cauterize

The Cat reprieves the Mouse
She eases from her teeth
Just long enough for Hope to tease
Then mashes it to death

‘Tis Life’s award to die
Contenteder if once
Than dying half then rallying
For consciouser Eclipse



Poem The Whole of it came not at once - Emily Dickinson