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

Part One: Life

LXX


THE BODY grows outside,—
The more convenient way,—
That if the spirit like to hide,
Its temple stands alway
  
Ajar, secure, inviting;        5
It never did betray
The soul that asked its shelter
In timid honesty.

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