Rehearsal to Ourselves

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



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Of a Withdrawn Delight—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.  

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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