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Emily Dickinson - Is Bliss then, such Abyss,

Is Bliss then, such Abyss,
I must not put my foot amiss
For fear I spoil my shoe?

I'd rather suit my foot
Than save my Boot --
For yet to buy another Pair
Is possible,
At any store --

But Bliss, is sold just once.
The Patent lost
None buy it any more --
Say, Foot, decide the point --
The Lady cross, or not?
Verdict for Boot!

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 340. Is Bliss then, such Abyss,
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Nov 26 2016

Comment 1 of 1, added on July 19th, 2010 at 1:24 PM.

The first two stanzas say I would rather be religiously honest than suit religious fashion. I do not get the last line.

frumpo from United States

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