Emily Dickinson

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

The sweetest Heresy received


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The sweetest Heresy received
That Man and Woman know—
Each Other's Convert—
Though the Faith accommodate but Two—

The Churches are so frequent—
The Ritual—so small—
The Grace so unavoidable—
To fail—is Infidel—

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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