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Emily Dickinson - Upon the gallows hung a wretch,

Upon the gallows hung a wretch,
Too sullied for the hell
To which the law entitled him.
As nature's curtain fell
The one who bore him tottered in , --
For this was woman's son.
"'Twere all I had," she stricken gasped --
Oh, what a livid boon!

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1757. Upon the gallows hung a wretch,
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Jan 16 2007

Comment 2 of 2, added on March 13th, 2009 at 10:40 PM.

The poetry Rita quotes to Phil is from the sixth canto of The Lay of the Last Minstrel by Sir Walter Scott, also known as Patriotism.

JC from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on May 28th, 2007 at 12:07 AM.

Hi everyone! hey can anyone tell me if "the wretch" by Emily Dickinson is the base for the poem said by Andie Mcdowell in the movie Groundhog Day? it reads a little differently

neil from Australia

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