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

Part Four: Time and Eternity

XXIV


AFRAID? Of whom am I afraid?
Not death; for who is he?
The porter of my father’s lodge
As much abasheth me.
  
Of life? ‘T were odd I fear a thing        5
That comprehendeth me
In one or more existences
At Deity’s decree.
  
Of resurrection? Is the east
Afraid to trust the morn        10
With her fastidious forehead?
As soon impeach my crown!

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