Emily Dickinson

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

Fame Is A Fickle Food (1659) - Poem by Emily Dickinson

Fame is a fickle food
Upon a shifting plate
Whose table once a
Guest but not
The second time is set.

Whose crumbs the crows inspect
And with ironic caw
Flap past it to the Farmer's Corn--
Men eat of it and die.


Comments about Fame Is A Fickle Food (1659) by Emily Dickinson

  • yeeter (11/22/2019 5:12:00 AM)

    why is this here? it is grim (Report)Reply

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  • hiiiiiiii (11/20/2019 9:19:00 AM)

    this poem was written in 1659........................... Emily Dickinson was born in 1830 (Report)Reply

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  • oliver (10/4/2019 4:42:00 AM)

    was that I did not understand that (Report)Reply

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  • banana (9/17/2019 12:41:00 AM)

    I understood nothing btw (Report)Reply

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  • banana (4/3/2019 12:11:00 AM)

    i understood nothig btw (Report)Reply

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  • Syafiqah (2/25/2019 8:02:00 AM)

    This is so very good (Report)Reply

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  • nniiggaa (11/29/2018 1:53:00 PM)

    u have a chode
    kkkkkk
    (Report)Reply

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  • yaya maria (4/13/2018 9:49:00 AM)

    what do this poem mean (Report)Reply

    ghjhf(5/2/2018 12:40:00 PM)

    lol, i know what the

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  • adsek (2/1/2018 3:41:00 AM)

    вы вообще охуели чтоли! ! ! !
    дибилы
    (Report)Reply

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  • your mom sez: (12/12/2017 9:33:00 PM)

    lol it played immediately at full volume while i was in class... (Report)Reply

    ya boye(3/28/2018 1:48:00 AM)

    yea same here: /

    Unknown(3/21/2018 4:27:00 PM)

    I feel bad for you

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (11/17/2017 11:05:00 AM)

    Fame is a fickle food..a great piece of work (Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (11/27/2015 2:36:00 PM)

    .....an excellent write and exceptional theme ★ (Report)Reply

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  • D WC (4/24/2008 10:26:00 AM)

    this is a good poem wish u were still here writin' more (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003



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