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Emily Dickinson - Petition

Sir, no man's enemy, forgiving all 
But will his negative inversion, be prodigal: 
Send to us power and light, a sovereign touch 
Curing the intolerable neural itch, 
The exhaustion of weaning, the liar's quinsy, 
And the distortions of ingrown virginity. 
Prohibit sharply the rehearsed response 
And gradually correct the coward's stance; 
Cover in time with beams those in retreat 
That, spotted, they turn though the reverse were great; 
Publish each healer that in city lives 
Or country houses at the end of drives; 
Harrow the house of the dead; look shining at 
New styles of architecture, a change of heart.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: Petition
Poem of the Day: Apr 24 2003

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