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Like something spiritual

“It was not Saint — it was too large —
Nor Snow — it was too small —
It only held itself aloof
Like something spiritual –“

(E. Dickinson in Further poems from Emily Dickinson)
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The empty shrine

“There is a shrine whose golden gate
Was opened by the Hand of God;
It stands serene, inviolate,
Though millions have its pavement trod;
As fresh, as when the first sunrise
Awoke the lark in Paradise.”

(Digby Mackworth Dolben in The shrine)
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