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Emily Dickinson

Amherst / Massachusetts
Friday, January 3, 2003

I Died For Beauty

Rating: 4.6
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.
Emily Dickinson
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COMMENTS
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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Sakalabaktula Sairaj 31 October 2017
so nice and good poem i read it and good poet too
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Tapan M. Saren 23 April 2017
Nice poem and good poet.......
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Daniel Jones 26 February 2017
Really enjoyed the feel of this poem, Thank you.
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* Sunprincess * 15 June 2016
...........truth is certainly beautiful....an amazing pen ?
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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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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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