There is strength in proving that it can be borne

There is strength in proving that it can be borne
Although it tear —
What are the sinews of such cordage for
Except to bear
The ship might be of satin had it not to fight —
To walk on seas requires cedar Feet

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem There is strength in proving that it can be borne

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