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

Part Five: The Single Hound

XXIV


THE DIFFERENCE between despair
And fear, is like the one
Between the instant of a wreck,
And when the wreck has been.
  
The mind is smooth,—no motion—        5
Contented as the eye
Upon the forehead of a Bust,
That knows it cannot see.

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