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

Part Five: The Single Hound

IX


TO be alive is power,
Existence in itself,
Without a further function,
Omnipotence enough.
  
To be alive and Will—        5
’T is able as a God!
The Further of ourselves be what—
Such being Finitude?

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