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

Part One: Life

LXXXVIII


HEAVEN is what I cannot reach!
  The apple on the tree,
Provided it do hopeless hang,
  That “heaven” is, to me.
  
The color on the cruising cloud,        5
  The interdicted ground
Behind the hill, the house behind,—
  There Paradise is found!

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