I Died For Beauty But Was Scarce Poem by Emily Dickinson

I Died For Beauty But Was Scarce

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I died for beauty but was scarce
Adjusted in the tomb,
When one who died for truth was lain
In an adjoining room.

He questioned softly why I failed?
'For beauty,' I replied.
'And I for truth,--the two are one;
We brethren are,' he said.

And so, as kinsmen met a night,
We talked between the rooms,
Until the moss had reached our lips,
And covered up our names.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Mamunur Rahman Kayes 08 November 2019

I think that is my words, the poet telling

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Castellenas John 14 April 2019

Thank you Emily for your amazing poetry.

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Tapan M. Saren 23 April 2017

You will live on in our hearts.............

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* Sunprincess * 01 April 2014

......so true...beauty and truth are both qualities of the divine...enjoyed..

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