Emily Dickinson

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

Had I Presumed To Hope - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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Had I presumed to hope—
The loss had been to Me
A Value—for the Greatness' Sake—
As Giants—gone away—

Had I presumed to gain
A Favor so remote—
The failure but confirm the Grace
In further Infinite—

'Tis failure—not of Hope—
But Confident Despair—
Advancing on Celestial Lists—
With faint—Terrestial power—

'Tis Honor—though I die—
For That no Man obtain
Till He be justified by Death—
This—is the Second Gain—


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  • (11/19/2015 10:23:00 AM)


    .....a most interesting poem of hope ★ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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