Emily Dickinson

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

You cannot put a Fire out


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You cannot put a Fire out—
A Thing that can ignite
Can go, itself, without a Fan—
Upon the slowest Night—

You cannot fold a Flood—
And put it in a Drawer—
Because the Winds would find it out—
And tell your Cedar Floor—

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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