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The Test of Love—is Death

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)

The Test of Love—is Death—
Our Lord—"so loved"—it saith—
What Largest Lover—hath
Another—doth—

If smaller Patience—be—
Through less Infinity—
If Bravo, sometimes swerve—
Through fainter Nerve—

Accept its Most—
And overlook—the Dust—
Last—Least—
The Cross'—Request—

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Emily Dickinson

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. more…

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