Of Tribulation, these are They

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



Of Tribulation, these are They,
Denoted by the White—
The Spangled Gowns, a lesser Rank
Of Victors—designate—

All these—did conquer—
But the ones who overcame most times—
Wear nothing commoner than Snow—
No Ornament, but Palms—

Surrender—is a sort unknown—
On this superior soil—
Defeat—an outgrown Anguish—
Remembered, as the Mile

Our panting Ankle barely passed—
When Night devoured the Road—
But we—stood whispering in the House—
And all we said—was "Saved"!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on May 03, 2023

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Scheme XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 490
Words 74
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

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