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

Part One: Life

XCVIII


WHILE I was fearing it, it came,
  But came with less of fear,
Because that fearing it so long
  Had almost made it dear.
There is a fitting a dismay,        5
  A fitting a despair.
’T is harder knowing it is due,
  Than knowing it is here.
The trying on the utmost,
  The morning it is new,        10
Is terribler than wearing it
  A whole existence through.

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