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

Part Five: The Single Hound

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TO tell the beauty would decrease,
To state the Spell demean,
There is a syllableless sea
Of which it is the sign.
  
My will endeavours for its word        5
And fails, but entertains
A rapture as of legacies—
Of introspective mines.

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