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

Part Five: The Single Hound

CXXXVI


A LITTLE overflowing word
That any hearing had inferred
For ardor or for tears,
Though generations pass away,
Traditions ripen and decay,        5
As eloquent appears.

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