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Emily Dickinson - No matter -- now -- Sweet --

No matter -- now -- Sweet --
But when I'm Earl --
Won't you wish you'd spoken
To that dull Girl?

Trivial a Word -- just --
Trivial -- a Smile --
But won't you wish you'd spared one
When I'm Earl?

I shan't need it -- then --
Crests -- will do --
Eagles on my Buckles --
On my Belt -- too --

Ermine -- my familiar Gown --
Say -- Sweet -- then
Won't you wish you'd smiled -- just --
Me upon?

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 704. No matter -- now -- Sweet --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

Comment 1 of 1, added on November 12th, 2005 at 5:42 AM.

I am a Sophmore in High School, and had to do a critique on one of Emily Dickinson's poems. I find this one truly symbolic. Its as if she's saying,You might not pay attention to me now and you might not shed a kind word about me-- But when i become something great, you will wish you had.

Nicole from United States

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