Read — Sweet — how others — strove

Read — Sweet — how others — strove —
Till we — are stouter —
What they — renounced —
Till we — are less afraid —
How many times they — bore the faithful witness —
Till we — are helped —
As if a Kingdom — cared!

Read then — of faith —
That shone above the fagot —
Clear strains of Hymn
The River could not drown —
Brave names of Men —
And Celestial Women —
Passed out — of Record
Into — Renown!

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Read — Sweet — how others — strove

1 Comment

  1. frumpo says:

    I get strength from reading the lives and deaths of the faithful; maybe my poems will live on someday also.

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