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

Part Five: The Single Hound

II


THE SOUL that has a Guest,
Doth seldom go abroad,
Diviner Crowd at home
Obliterate the need,
And courtesy forbid        5
A Host’s departure, when
Upon Himself be visiting
The Emperor of Men!

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