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Who never wanted—maddest Joy

Emily Dickinson


Who never wanted—maddest Joy
Remains to him unknown—
The Banquet of Abstemiousness
Defaces that of Wine—

Within its reach, though yet ungrasped
Desire's perfect Goal—
No nearer—lest the Actual—
Should disentrall thy soul—

Edited by Peter Carter

Added: 2 Apr 2003 | Last Read: 17 Jan 2019 1:04 PM | Viewed: 7828 times

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