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Emily Dickinson (1830–86).  Complete Poems.  1924.

Part One: Life

XLV


DELIGHT becomes pictorial
When viewed through pain,—
More fair, because impossible
That any gain.
  
The mountain at a given distance        5
In amber lies;
Approached, the amber flits a little,—
And that ’s the skies!

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