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Emily Dickinson - God made a little Gentian

God made a little Gentian --
It tried -- to be a Rose --
And failed -- and all the Summer laughed --
But just before the Snows

There rose a Purple Creature --
That ravished all the Hill --
And Summer hid her Forehead --
And Mockery -- was still --

The Frosts were her condition --
The Tyrian would not come
Until the North -- invoke it --
Creator -- Shall I -- bloom?

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 442. God made a little Gentian
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Nov 16 2002

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Comment 1 of 2, added on May 25th, 2009 at 7:54 AM.

This poem is meaningful to me because I see it as talking about my search for a place in life. Now,in my own season, I have blossomed as did the Gentian. All good things ARE worth waiting for!

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