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The soul should always stand ajar

by Emily Dickinson, 1896

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 has slid
  The bolt upon the door,
To seek for the accomplished guest, —
  Her visitor no more.

Published in Poems by Emily Dickinson: Third Series

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