Emily Dickinson

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

Despair's Advantage Is Achieved - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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Despair's advantage is achieved
By suffering—Despair—
To be assisted of Reverse
One must Reverse have bore—

The Worthiness of Suffering like
The Worthiness of Death
Is ascertained by tasting—

As can no other Mouth

Of Savors—make us conscious—
As did ourselves partake—
Affliction feels impalpable
Until Ourselves are struck—


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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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