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Emily Dickinson - For each ecstatic instant

For each ecstatic instant
We must an anguish pay
In keen and quivering ration
To the ecstasy.

For each beloved hour
Sharp pittances of years --
Bitter contested farthings --
And Coffers heaped with Tears!

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For each ecstatic instant - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 125. For each ecstatic instant
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Jun 19 2003

Comment 2 of 2, added on June 16th, 2007 at 10:36 PM.

Happiness always goes with misery. You cannot obtain what you are longing for until you have experienced some miserable processes.

Anne Liu from China
Comment 1 of 2, added on July 18th, 2005 at 2:29 AM.

for each moment of ecstasy
too many of despair
far and in between
happiness does repair

without compaqre
emotions of nature rare
are interred with
memories miserly and spare

alas her understanding of relativity apt but too pessimistic in light of her biography her poetry is consistent and sad

shimon weinroth

shimon weinroth from Israel

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