Emily Dickinson

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

Reverse Cannot Befall - Poem by Emily Dickinson


Reverse cannot befall
That fine Prosperity
Whose Sources are interior—
As soon—Adversity

A Diamond—overtake
In far—Bolivian Ground—
Misfortune hath no implement
Could mar it—if it found—

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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