I Died For Beauty Poem by Emily Dickinson

I Died For Beauty

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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.

Jiang Yunsheng 20 February 2008

This poem reminds me of 'Beauty is truth, truth beauty, -that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.' -by John Keats. Great minds think alike.

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Jiang Yunsheng 20 February 2008

Beauty and death -- eternal literary subject!

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Bill Knotts 04 December 2013

When you see truth as beauty, to the rest of the world you are as the dead for no one listens to what you say.

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Daniel Jones 26 February 2017

Really enjoyed the feel of this poem, Thank you.

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Suryendu Chaudhury 26 September 2020

Truth and beauty are synonymous and both are ultimately perceived at the juncture of death.

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Castellenas John 14 April 2019

Perfect and wonderful words by dear Emily.

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Iftekhar Ifti 20 February 2019

Like poet I also can die for beauty

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TUTUBENE 16 June 2018

it says ooohhh lololololol git used to it! ! ! ! ! ! ! olololololo im 253234465 yrs old lololololol

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Deez 03 May 2021

i couldn't agree more. thank you for these wise words TUTUBENE.

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Sakalabaktula Sairaj 31 October 2017

so nice and good poem i read it and good poet too

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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

Amherst / Massachusetts
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