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

Part One: Life

CXI


A DOOR just opened on a street—
  I, lost, was passing by—
An instant’s width of warmth disclosed,
  And wealth, and company.
  
The door as sudden shut, and I,        5
  I, lost, was passing by,—
Lost doubly, but by contrast most,
  Enlightening misery.

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