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Emily Dickinson - Perception of an object costs

Perception of an object costs
Precise the Object's loss --
Perception in itself a Gain
Replying to its Price --

The Object Absolute -- is nought --
Perception sets it fair
And then upbraids a Perfectness
That situates so far --

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1071. Perception of an object costs
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Oct 3 2004

Comment 1 of 1, added on April 18th, 2005 at 11:43 PM.

The worth of an object is determined by the price we place on its head. Perception is based chiefly on memory. Dickinson seems to be saying that our memories over-inflate the value of some objects that really are not as rare as they seem.

Deborah from United States

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