The reticent volcano keeps

The reticent volcano keeps
His never-slumbering plan —
Confided are his projects pink
To no precarious man.

If nature will not tell the tale
Jehovah told to her
Can human nature not survive
Without a listener?

Admonished by her buckled lips
Let every babbler be
The only secret people keep
Is immortality.

~ Emily Dickinson 

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