Emily Dickinson

10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts

A Transport One Cannot Contain

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A transport one cannot contain
May yet a transport be—
Though God forbid it lift the lid—
Unto its Ecstasy!

A Diagram—of Rapture!
A sixpence at a Show—
With Holy Ghosts in Cages!
The Universe would go!
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