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Emily Dickinson

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

There is a Shame of Nobleness


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There is a Shame of Nobleness—
Confronting Sudden Pelf—
A finer Shame of Ecstasy—
Convicted of Itself—

A best Disgrace—a Brave Man feels—
Acknowledged—of the Brave—
One More—"Ye Blessed"—to be told—
But that's—Behind the Grave—

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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