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Emily Dickinson - Of Tribulation, these are They

Of Tribulation, these are They,
Denoted by the White --
The Spangled Gowns, a lesser Rank
Of Victors -- designate --

All these -- did conquer --
But the ones who overcame most times --
Wear nothing commoner than Snow --
No Ornament, but Palms --

Surrender -- is a sort unknown --
On this superior soil --
Defeat -- an outgrown Anguish --
Remembered, as the Mile

Our panting Ankle barely passed --
When Night devoured the Road --
But we -- stood whispering in the House --
And all we said -- was "Saved"!

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 325. Of Tribulation, these are They
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

Comment 3 of 3, added on October 26th, 2013 at 7:19 AM.
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Comment 2 of 3, added on July 15th, 2010 at 7:41 PM.

The faith and martyrdom of the present day is much different from the first ages but is still valid (Revelation 3:5; 6:11; 7:9).

frumpo from United States
Comment 1 of 3, added on September 17th, 2008 at 8:41 PM.


Emily Dickinson is famous for her use and description of all things nature. It appears to me that this poem is about snowfall and the triumphant covering of snow... covering the ground and saving the children from school the next day.

Beth from United States

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