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A Coffin - Is A Small Domain,

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 A Coffin - is a small Domain,

Yet able to contain

A Citizen of Paradise

In it diminished Plane.

 

A Grave - is a restricted Breadth -

Yet ampler than the Sun -

And all the Seas He populates

And Lands He looks upon

 

To Him who on its small Repose

Bestows a single Friend -

Circumference without Relief -

Or Estimate - or End -

Emily Dickinson