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Emily Dickinson - Read -- Sweet -- how others -- strove

Read -- Sweet -- how others -- strove --
Till we -- are stouter --
What they -- renounced --
Till we -- are less afraid --
How many times they -- bore the faithful witness --
Till we -- are helped --
As if a Kingdom -- cared!

Read then -- of faith --
That shone above the fagot --
Clear strains of Hymn
The River could not drown --
Brave names of Men --
And Celestial Women --
Passed out -- of Record
Into -- Renown!

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 260. Read -- Sweet -- how others -- strove
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Nov 13 2005

Comment 1 of 1, added on June 29th, 2010 at 10:50 AM.

I get strength from reading the lives and deaths of the faithful; maybe my poems will live on someday also.

frumpo from United States

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