Post more comments

Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

A little bread—a crust—a crumb


159

A little bread—a crust—a crumb—
A little trust—a demijohn—
Can keep the soul alive—
Not portly, mind! but breathing—warm—
Conscious—as old Napoleon,
The night before the Crown!

A modest lot—A fame petite—
A brief Campaign of sting and sweet
Is plenty! Is enough!
A Sailor's business is the shore!
A Soldier's—balls! Who asketh more,
Must seek the neighboring life!

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: soldier, trust, night, life

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A little bread—a crust—a crumb by Emily Dickinson )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 4 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

New Poems

  1. <<<<<<, , , Hope, Abdul Wahab
  2. broken freinship, Ewa Busayourmi
  3. Roll With It, Ima Ryma
  4. If I Tell You Your Own Bad Feelings, Shalom Freedman
  5. An ode to God's beauty, PRIYANKA BHANDARKAR
  6. Someone Like You...., cheryl pires
  7. Dear you..., cheryl pires
  8. Mouse, PRIYANKA BHANDARKAR
  9. Haunting Hour, Michael Mira
  10. Dancefloor, Justin Tang

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Browning

After
by Robert Browning

Take the cloak from his face, and at first
Let the corpse do its worst!

How he lies in his rights of a man!
Death has done all death can.
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]