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

Part One: Life

CVII


THE RETICENT volcano keeps
  His never slumbering plan;
Confided are his projects pink
  To no precarious man.
  
If nature will not tell the tale        5
  Jehovah told to her,
Can human nature not survive
  Without a listener?
  
Admonished by her buckled lips
  Let every babbler be.        10
The only secret people keep
  Is Immortality.

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