Emily Dickinson

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

Give little Anguish


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Give little Anguish—
Lives will fret—
Give Avalanches—
And they'll slant—
Straighten—look cautious for their Breath—
But make no syllable—like Death—
Who only shows the Marble Disc—
Sublimer sort—than Speech—

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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