I Reason, Earth Is Short Poem by Emily Dickinson

I Reason, Earth Is Short

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I reason, Earth is short—
And Anguish—absolute—
And many hurt,
But, what of that?

I reason, we could die—
The best Vitality
Cannot excel Decay,
But, what of that?

I reason, that in Heaven—
Somehow, it will be even—
Some new Equation, given—
But, what of that?

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
* Sunprincess * 28 September 2015

............an interesting and thought provoking piece ?

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Michael Morgan 16 October 2014

Optimism divided by cynicism equals resignation- in Shakespearean tone... Magnificent poem! Dazzling brevity! MM

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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 11 October 2014

A beautiful poem from the great poet.

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