Emily Dickinson

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

I Lived On Dread - Poem by Emily Dickinson


I lived on Dread—
To Those who know
The Stimulus there is
In Danger—Other impetus
Is numb—and Vitalless—

As 'twere a Spur—upon the Soul—
A Fear will urge it where
To go without the Sceptre's aid
Were Challenging Despair.

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  • Gold Star - 30,227 Points * Sunprincess * (9/26/2015 9:19:00 PM)

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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