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

Part Two: Nature

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SWEET is the swamp with its secrets,
  Until we meet a snake;
’T is then we sigh for houses,
  And our departure take
  
At that enthralling gallop        5
  That only childhood knows.
A snake is summer’s treason,
  And guile is where it goes.

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