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Poems from Emily Dickinson

Success is counted sweetest

I.

SUCCESS.

SUCCESS is counted sweetest
By those who ne'er succeed.
To comprehend a nectar
Requires sorest need.


Not one of all the purple host
Who took the flag to-day
Can tell the definition,
So clear, of victory,


As he, defeated, dying,
On whose forbidden ear
The distant strains of triumph
Break, agonized and clear.

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Our share of night to bear —

II.

OUR share of night to bear,
Our share of morning,
Our blank in bliss to fill,
Our blank in scorning.


Here a star, and there a star,
Some lose their way.
Here a mist, and there a mist,
Afterwards—day!

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