Poet: Emily Dickinson
If your Nerve, deny you
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Comment 3 of 3, added on July 6th, 2010 at 10:30 AM.
Do not worry. Death is a solid relief.
frumpo from United States
Comment 2 of 3, added on March 6th, 2006 at 5:32 PM.
Shant you'll have more to tally than to cry upon a nigh. Let be know a time has arised where heart is the only savior. It is passion that will one day ruler, let us hope.
Comment 1 of 3, added on December 5th, 2004 at 11:54 AM.
With a little help from the dictionary for "poltroon" (a cowardly person), the poem takes flight. Emily's advice is to lean into the grave and open one's throat. If we are lucky, we may have someone (like ED) we can take a breath with when we lose our nerve.
from United States
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