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Emily Dickinson - A little bread -- a crust -- a crumb

A little bread -- a crust -- a crumb --
A little trust -- a demijohn --
Can keep the soul alive --
Not portly, mind! but breathing -- warm --
Conscious -- as old Napoleon,
The night before the Crown!

A modest lot -- A fame petite --
A brief Campaign of sting and sweet
Is plenty! Is enough!
A Sailor's business is the shore!
A Soldier's -- balls! Who asketh more,
Must seek the neighboring life!

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 159. A little bread -- a crust -- a crumb
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Dec 8 2004

Comment 1 of 1, added on April 29th, 2007 at 6:34 AM.

A soldier's -- balls?

I know you're talking musket balls here, Emily, but you still slay me. lol.

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