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After great pain, a formal feeling comes--
The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs--
A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.
I say it just
Begins to live
That day.
Because I could not stop for Death--
He kindly stopped for me--
...
"Faith" is a fine invention
When Gentlemen can see--
But Microscopes are prudent
In an Emergency.
Faith--is the Pierless Bridge
Supporting what We see
Unto the Scene that We do not--
Fame is a fickle food
Upon a shifting plate.
His Labor is a Chant--
His Idleness--a Tune--
Oh, for a Bee's experience
Of Clovers, and of Noon!
"Hope" is the thing with feathers--
That perches in the soul--
...
I cannot live with You--
It would be Life--
And Life is over there--
Behind the Shelf
I dwell in Possibility--
A fairer House than Prose--
More numerous of Windows--
Superior--for Doors--
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