poet Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

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A Toad Can Die Of Light!

A toad can die of light!
Death is the common right
Of toads and men,--
Of earl and midge
The privilege.
Why swagger then?
The gnat's supremacy
Is large as thine.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (11/11/2016 4:04:00 AM)

    lashing words on swaggering ego- -good indeed- 10

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  • * Sunprincess * (9/20/2015 11:12:00 PM)

    .....nicely penned musings on life and death ★

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  • Angelina Holmes (5/5/2014 7:28:00 PM)

    hehehe she says swagger!

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