Emily Dickinson

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

The Black Berry—wears A Thorn In His Side - Poem by Emily Dickinson

The Black Berry—wears a Thorn in his side—
But no Man heard Him cry—
He offers His Berry, just the same
To Partridge—and to Boy—

He sometimes holds upon the Fence—
Or struggles to a Tree—
Or clasps a Rock, with both His Hands—
But not for Sympathy—

We—tell a Hurt—to cool it—
This Mourner—to the Sky
A little further reaches—instead—
Brave Black Berry—


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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