Emily Dickinson

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

Endow The Living—with The Tears - Poem by Emily Dickinson


Endow the Living—with the Tears—
You squander on the Dead,
And They were Men and Women—now,
Around Your Fireside—

Instead of Passive Creatures,
Denied the Cherishing
Till They—the Cherishing deny—
With Death's Ethereal Scron—

Comments about Endow The Living—with The Tears by Emily Dickinson

  • Gold Star - 16,844 Points John Westlake (10/18/2014 7:24:00 AM)

    True enough indeed, but not going to happen. The living never appreciate them (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 184 Points Brian Jani (5/19/2014 11:20:00 AM)

    Nice and very powerful poem (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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