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

Part Five: The Single Hound

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GIVE little anguish
Lives will fret.
Give avalanches—
And they’ll slant,
Straighten, look cautious for their breath,        5
But make no syllable—
Like Death,
  Who only shows his
  Marble disc—
Sublimer sort than speech.        10

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