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

Part Two: Nature

XXXII


THE LEAVES, like women, interchange
  Sagacious confidence;
Somewhat of nods, and somewhat of
  Portentous inference,
  
The parties in both cases        5
  Enjoining secrecy,—
Inviolable compact
  To notoriety.

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