Emily Dickinson

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

work For Immortality - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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Some—Work for Immortality—
The Chiefer part, for Time—
He—Compensates—immediately—
The former—Checks—on Fame—

Slow Gold—but Everlasting—
The Bullion of Today—
Contrasted with the Currency
Of Immortality—

A Beggar—Here and There—
Is gifted to discern
Beyond the Broker's insight—
One's—Money—One's—the Mine—


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  • (1/22/2016 11:20:00 PM)


    ............a fabulous write...more or less it's unachievable ★ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 27, 2015


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