Emily Dickinson

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

All I may, if small


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All I may, if small,
Do it not display
Larger for the Totalness—
'Tis Economy

To bestow a World
And withhold a Star—
Utmost, is Munificence—
Less, tho' larger, poor.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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