The Heart Asks Pleasure First Poem by Emily Dickinson

The Heart Asks Pleasure First

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The heart asks pleasure first
And then, excuse from pain-
And then, those little anodynes
That deaden suffering;

And then, to go to sleep;
And then, if it should be
The will of its Inquisitor,
The liberty to die.

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billyana 20 October 2020

This poem was written in 1924. Why or how is it still relevant today?

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B. 25 March 2022

Too many ways for me to note. I haven't read this for a long time, I remembered the first couple of verses out of the blue this morning and wanted to look it up.

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