To be alive—is Power

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



To be alive—is Power—
Existence—in itself—
Without a further function—
Omnipotence—Enough—

To be alive—and Will!
'Tis able as a God—
The Maker—of Ourselves—be what—
Such being Finitude!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on May 03, 2023

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Scheme XXXX XAXA
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Characters 210
Words 29
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 4, 4

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