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

Part One: Life

LXXI


UNDUE significance a starving man attaches
To food
Far off; he sighs, and therefore hopeless,
And therefore good.
  
Partaken, it relieves indeed, but proves us        5
That spices fly
In the receipt. It was the distance
Was savory.

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