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Emily Dickinson - Risk is the Hair that holds the Tun

Risk is the Hair that holds the Tun
Seductive in the Air --
That Tun is hollow -- but the Tun --
With Hundred Weights -- to spare --

Too ponderous to suspect the snare
Espies that fickle chair
And seats itself to be let go
By that perfidious Hair --

The "foolish Tun" the Critics say --
While that delusive Hair
Persuasive as Perdition,
Decoys its Traveller.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1239. Risk is the Hair that holds the Tun
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
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