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    Emily Dickinson - The Props Assist The House

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    Emily Dickinson - The Props Assist The House - Read by Jane Alexander - From the 1988 Voices and Visions series.

    The Props Assist The House
    by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

    The Props assist the House
    Until the House is built
    And then the Props withdraw
    And adequate, erect,
    The House support itself
    And cease to recollect
    The Auger and the Carpenter —
    Just such a retrospect
    Hath the perfected Life —
    A past of Plank and Nail
    And slowness — then the Scaffolds drop
    Affirming it a Soul.