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Happy Birthday Emily Dickinson! Happy Birthday!

by BanjoDan on December 10, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


Thank you Ms Dickinson for your poetry! Some of my favorites are:

A word is dead

A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.
I say it just
Begins to live
That day.
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We never know how high we are

We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies.

The heroism we recite
Would be a daily thing,
Did not ourselves the cubits warp
For fear to be king.

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Surgeons Must Be Careful

Surgeons must be very careful
When they take the knife!
Underneath their fine incisions
Stirs the Culprit,--Life!
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Not In Vain

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

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