Emily Dickinson

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

The Poets light but Lamps


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The Poets light but Lamps—
Themselves—go out—
The Wicks they stimulate—
If vital Light

Inhere as do the Suns—
Each Age a Lens
Disseminating their
Circumference—

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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