Emily Dickinson

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

Some—Work for Immortality


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Some—Work for Immortality—
The Chiefer part, for Time—
He—Compensates—immedia tely—
The former—Checks—on Fame—

Slow Gold—but Everlasting—
The Bullion of Today—
Contrasted with the Currency
Of Immortality—

A Beggar—Here and There—
Is gifted to discern
Beyond the Broker's insight—
One's—Money—One's&m dash;the Mine—

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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