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To disappear enhances

To disappear enhances
The Man that runs away
Is tinctured for an instant
With Immortality

But yesterday a Vagrant
Today in Memory lain
With superstitious value
We tamper with “Again”

But “Never” far as Honor
Withdraws the Worthless thing
And impotent to cherish
We hasten to adorn

Of Death the sternest function
That just as we discern
The Excellence defies us
Securest gathered then

The Fruit perverse to plucking,
But leaning to the Sight
With the ecstatic limit
Of unobtained Delight


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Poem To disappear enhances - Emily Dickinson