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

Part One: Life

CXXXIII


YOU cannot put a fire out;
  A thing that can ignite
Can go, itself, without a fan
  Upon the slowest night.
  
You cannot fold a flood        5
  And put it in a drawer,—
Because the winds would find it out,
  And tell your cedar floor.

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