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A Burdock&Mdash;Clawed My Gown

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A Burdock—clawed my Gown—
Not Burdock's—blame—
But mine—
Who went too near
The Burdock's Den—

A Bog—affronts my shoe—
What else have Bogs—to do—

The only Trade they know—
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Lila devaney 25 June 2018

Inspiring _ intense in its brevity yet light hearted and fun, love it.????

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amy aleman 01 May 2019


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Susan Williams 11 April 2018

I have read that this is about a political rivalry between her father and another politician- both of them who appear to have acted as ridiculously as politicians do today

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What an insightful woman Emily Dickinson was for the era she lived in. Her poetry is right on target. Such fun to read.

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Savita Tyagi 11 April 2018

Superb! We all are bound by our own swabhava.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 11 April 2018

A Bog—affronts my shoe— What else have Bogs—to do— The only Trade they know— The splashing Men! Ah, pity—then! .........startling expression. Beautiful poem.

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Sylvaonyema Uba 11 April 2018

The only Trade they know The splashing men. Nicely written and well communicated. Sylva-Onyema Uba.

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A Burdock and a bog and minnows are not to blame for what they have to do with your actions- - - accept the responsibility and defend your actions.......superb write......thanks for sharing

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Bernard F. Asuncion 11 April 2018

Such a fine poem by Emily Dickinson??????

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Edward Kofi Louis 11 April 2018

Look further on! Thanks for sharing.

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 26 September 2017

The only Trade they know— The splashing Men! Nicely penned. Thanks poet.

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