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Emily Dickinson - Funny -- to be a Century

Funny -- to be a Century --
And see the People -- going by --
I -- should die of the Oddity --
But then -- I'm not so staid -- as He --

He keeps His Secrets safely -- very --
Were He to tell -- extremely sorry
This Bashful Globe of Ours would be --
So dainty of Publicity --

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 345. Funny -- to be a Century
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Jul 20 2002

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Comment 3 of 5, added on July 20th, 2010 at 12:09 PM.

Time (or God) watches everything go by, seemingly unruffled by it; people do not want to know the present or future anyway--they are secretive and ashamed. I do not understand either.

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