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

Part Two: Nature

LXXVI


APPARENTLY with no surprise
To any happy flower,
The frost beheads it at its play
In accidental power.
  
The blond assassin passes on,        5
The sun proceeds unmoved
To measure off another day
For an approving God.

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