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

Part One: Life

CIII


FROM all the jails the boys and girls
  Ecstatically leap,—
Beloved, only afternoon
  That prison does n’t keep.
  
They storm the earth and stun the air,        5
  A mob of solid bliss.
Alas! that frowns could lie in wait
  For such a foe as this!

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