The Soul should always stand ajar

by Emily Dickinson


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The Soul should always stand ajar
That if the Heaven inquire
He will not be obliged to wait
Or shy of troubling Her

Depart, before the Host have slid
The Bolt unto the Door --
To search for the accomplished Guest,
Her Visitor, no more --

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

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