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Emily Dickinson - I lived on Dread --

I lived on Dread --
To Those who know
The Stimulus there is
In Danger -- Other impetus
Is numb -- and Vitalless --

As 'twere a Spur -- upon the Soul --
A Fear will urge it where
To go without the Sceptre's aid
Were Challenging Despair.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 770. I lived on Dread --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Apr 15 2017

Comment 1 of 1, added on February 27th, 2009 at 2:16 AM.

this poem does not make sense to me, and there are no other comments. joy to the world.

biteme from United States

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