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Emily Dickinson - As the Starved Maelstrom laps the Navies

As the Starved Maelstrom laps the Navies
As the Vulture teased
Forces the Broods in lonely Valleys
As the Tiger eased

By but a Crumb of Blood, fasts Scarlet
Till he meet a Man
Dainty adorned with Veins and Tissues
And partakes -- his Tongue

Cooled by the Morsel for a moment
Grows a fiercer thing
Till he esteem his Dates and Cocoa
A Nutrition mean

I, of a finer Famine
Deem my Supper dry
For but a Berry of Domingo
And a Torrid Eye.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 872. As the Starved Maelstrom laps the Navies
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
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