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A Man May Make A Remark

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A Man may make a Remark—
In itself—a quiet thing
That may furnish the Fuse unto a Spark
In dormant nature—lain—

Let us deport—with skill—
Let us discourse—with care—
Powder exists in Charcoal—

Before it exists in Fire.
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Savita Tyagi 21 April 2020

Powder exists in Charcoal before it exists in fire. Words have power to ignite fire.....yes lets all be sensible.....

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Ruta Mohapatra 21 April 2020

So short yet so succinct! A poem of the day full of wisdom!

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paul amrod 21 April 2020

For her time in the middle of the 19th Century she was highly innovative.

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Mahtab Bangalee 21 April 2020

Let us deport—with skill— Let us discourse—with care— Powder exists in Charcoal— Before it exists in Fire////superb poem, really thought provoking

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Ratnakar Mandlik 21 April 2020

A great thought provoking poem, profound and nicely composed.

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Ramesh T A 21 April 2020

Diamond is a form of charcoal! Thanks for sharing here and reminding me of diamond in charcoal!

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Edward Kofi Louis 21 April 2020

Peaceful! ! Let us discours with care. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 21 April 2020

Powder exists in Charcoal— Before it exists in Fire.... meaningful inscription. Beautifully composed by Emily Dickinson.

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Dominic Windram 21 April 2020

In this poem I think that Emily Dickinson is suggesting that, although a remark may seem innocuous, ' a quiet thing', it can nevetheless be the fuse which lights a fire. It can be the vital spart to hitherto unrealised meanings and possibilities. I think in the second stanza Dickinson is perhaps referring to war. It is evident that language has the power to manipulate as well as to create,

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John Agandin 31 October 2019

A very apt warning to those constantly beating the war drums!

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