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

Part Four: Time and Eternity

LXXXIII


THIS world is not conclusion;
  A sequel stands beyond,
Invisible, as music,
  But positive, as sound.
It beckons and it baffles;        5
  Philosophies don’t know,
And through a riddle, at the last,
  Sagacity must go.
To guess it puzzles scholars;
  To gain it, men have shown        10
Contempt of generations,
  And crucifixion known.

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