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Emily Dickinson: For each ecstatic instant

For each ecstatic instant
We must an anguish pay
In keen and quivering ratio
To the ecstasy.

For each beloved hour
Sharp pittances of years —
Bitter contested farthings —
And Coffers heaped with Tears!


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7 comments on “Emily Dickinson: For each ecstatic instant

  1. johnlawsonpoet
    August 21, 2020

    There’s the Protestant ethos in a nutshell.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. kim4true
    August 21, 2020

    I still find few poets as insightful as Emily Dickinson. Maybe it’s because we read a lot of her work in high school, but she’s still my favorite.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. chucktaylorauthor
    August 21, 2020

    As for ecstatic moments that Emily writes about. That was then. Harder times. Some of us can have them fairly requently in our more prosperous world.

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  4. chucktaylorauthor
    August 21, 2020

    That was then. Not so much for some of us now.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. elizabethromero73
    August 21, 2020

    couldn’t share, blocked

    Like

    • Vox Populi
      August 21, 2020

      I’m not sure what’s going on, Betsy. It may be a technical glitch, or it may be something more sinister.

      Like

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