Emily Dickinson

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

Deprived Of Other Banquet - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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Deprived of other Banquet,
I entertained Myself—
At first—a scant nutrition—
An insufficient Loaf—

But grown by slender addings
To so esteemed a size
'Tis sumptuous enough for me—
And almost to suffice

A Robin's famine able—
Red Pilgrim, He and I—
A Berry from our table
Reserve—for charity—


Comments about Deprived Of Other Banquet by Emily Dickinson

  • Aries Profanisaurus (10/18/2014 2:54:00 AM)


    The way she wrote this suggests a food shortage, but she described it so differently to everyone else going through what she did. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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