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

Part Three: Love

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NOT with a club the heart is broken,
      Nor with a stone;
A whip, so small you could not see it,
      I ’ve known
  
To lash the magic creature        5
      Till it fell,
Yet that whip’s name too noble
      Then to tell.
  
Magnanimous of bird
      By boy descried,        10
To sing unto the stone
      Of which it died.

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