Between the form of Life and Life

by Emily Dickinson


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Between the form of Life and Life
The difference is as big
As Liquor at the Lip between
And Liquor in the Jug
The latter -- excellent to keep --
But for ecstatic need
The corkless is superior --
I know for I have tried

-- from The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, Edited by Thomas H. Johnson

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