The Reticent Volcano Keeps

By Emily Dickinson

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?

Admonishsed by her buckled lips
Let every babbler be
The only secret people keep
Is Immortality.