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

Part Five: The Single Hound

LXXI


NOT any sunny tone
From any fervent zone
Finds entrance there.
Better a grave of Balm
Toward human nature’s home,        5
And Robins near,
Than a stupendous Tomb
Proclaiming to the gloom
How dead we are.

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