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Emily Dickinson

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

The Doomed—regard the Sunrise


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The Doomed—regard the Sunrise
With different Delight—
Because—when next it burns abroad
They doubt to witness it—

The Man—to die—tomorrow—
Harks for the Meadow Bird—
Because its Music stirs the Axe
That clamors for his head—

Joyful—to whom the Sunrise
Precedes Enamored—Day—
Joyful—for whom the Meadow Bird
Has ought but Elegy!

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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