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Sara Teasdale, comp. (1884–1933).
The Answering Voice: One Hundred Love Lyrics by Women.  1917.
 
Choice
By Emily Dickinson
 
OF all the souls that stand create
I have elected one.
When sense from spirit files away,
And subterfuge is done;
 
When that which is and that which was        5
Apart, intrinsic, stand,
And this brief tragedy of flesh
Is shifted like a sand;
 
When figures show their royal front
And mists are carved away,—        10
Behold the atom I preferred
To all the lists of clay!
 
 
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