Emily Dickinson

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

I Lived On Dread; To Those Who Know - Poem by Emily Dickinson

I lived on dread; to those who know
The stimulus there is
In danger, other impetus
Is numb and vital-less.

As't were a spur upon the soul,
A fear will urge it where
To go without the spectre's aid
Were challenging despair.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 15, 2001

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 15, 2001


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