Emily Dickinson

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

Renunciation - Poem by Emily Dickinson

Renunciation -- is a piercing Virtue --
The letting go
A Presence -- for an Expectation --
Not now --
The putting out of Eyes --
Just Sunrise --
Lest Day --
Day's Great Progenitor --
Renunciation -- is the Choosing
Against itself --
Itself to justify
Unto itself --
When larger function --
Make that appear --
Smaller -- that Covered Vision -- Here --

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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