Rehearsal to Ourselves
Of a Withdrawn Delight —
Affords a Bliss like Murder —
Omnipotent — Acute —

We will not drop the Dirk —
Because We love the Wound
The Dirk Commemorate — Itself
Remind Us that we died.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Rehearsal to Ourselves

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  1. frumpo says:

    Remembering pleasant things that are no longer available to us is sweet self-murder.

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