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

Part Three: Love

IV


ELYSIUM is as far as to
The very nearest room,
If in that room a friend await
Felicity or doom.
  
What fortitude the soul contains,        5
That it can so endure
The accent of a coming foot,
The opening of a door!

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