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Emily Dickinson - "Faithful to the end" Amended

"Faithful to the end" Amended
From the Heavenly Clause --
Constancy with a Proviso
Constancy abhors --

"Crowns of Life" are servile Prizes
To the stately Heart,
Given for the Giving, solely,
No Emolument.

--

"Faithful to the end" Amended
From the Heavenly clause --
Lucrative indeed the offer
But the Heart withdraws --

"I will give" the base Proviso --
Spare Your "Crown of Life" --
Those it fits, too fair to wear it --
Try it on Yourself --

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"Faithful to the end" Amended - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1357. "Faithful to the end" Amended
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

Comment 2 of 2, added on February 19th, 2009 at 7:07 PM.

More people, especially those of religious persuasions, need to read this particular piece. It is gorgeous and delivers its commentary on "faith" with an edge, especially in the second version.

Thomas Cahyuti
Comment 1 of 2, added on September 22nd, 2005 at 12:32 PM.

Emily Dickinson inspires me in lots of ways.You can tell this poem is coming from inside her heart and she knows how to express her feeling very well.

Ivelisse Correa from United States

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