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Emily Dickinson - I gained it so

I gained it so --
By Climbing slow --
By Catching at the Twigs that grow
Between the Bliss -- and me --
It hung so high
As well the Sky
Attempt by Strategy --

I said I gained it --
This -- was all --
Look, how I clutch it
Lest it fall --
And I a Pauper go --
Unfitted by an instant's Grace
For the Contented -- Beggar's face
I wore -- an hour ago --

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 359. I gained it so
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Sep 24 2003

Comment 1 of 1, added on May 30th, 2011 at 8:56 AM.

Bliss (happiness, Heaven, spiritual joy) is the slow work of a beggar.

frumpo17 from United States

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