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Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

Elysium is as far as to


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
That it can so endure
The accent of a coming Foot--
The opening of a Door--

Submitted: Monday, May 14, 2001
Edited: Monday, May 14, 2001

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