Emily Dickinson

10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts

A Tooth Upon Our Peace

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A Tooth upon Our Peace
The Peace cannot deface—
Then Wherefore be the Tooth?
To vitalize the Grace—

The Heaven hath a Hell—
Itself to signalize—
And every sign before the Place
Is Gilt with Sacrifice—
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