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

Part Five: The Single Hound

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PERIL as a possession
’T is good to bear,
Danger disintegrates satiety;
There ’s Basis there
Begets an awe,        5
That searches Human Nature’s creases
As clean as Fire.

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