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Emily Dickinson - One Life of so much Consequence!

One Life of so much Consequence!
Yet I -- for it -- would pay --
My Soul's entire income --
In ceaseless -- salary --

One Pearl -- to me -- so signal --
That I would instant dive --
Although -- I knew -- to take it --
Would cost me -- just a life!

The Sea is full -- I know it!
That -- does not blur my Gem!
It burns -- distinct from all the row --
Intact -- in Diadem!

The life is thick -- I know it!
Yet -- not so dense a crowd --
But Monarchs -- are perceptible --
Far down the dustiest Road!

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 270. One Life of so much Consequence!
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Oct 23 2002

Comment 2 of 2, added on June 29th, 2010 at 11:00 AM.

I have a friend who is such a jewel that I would readily give my life for him or her.

frumpo from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on January 28th, 2006 at 5:08 PM.

it is a fantastic poem about life


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