Emily Dickinson Poems

by Emily Dickinson

An excerpt from the book-REAL RICHES.’T is little I could care for pearls Who own the ample sea;Or brooches, when the Emperor With rubies pelteth me;Or gold, who am the Prince ofMines;

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.23 out of 5
  • Published January 28th 2008 by Book Sales
  • ISBN: 0785815538 (ISBN13: 9780785815532)
  • Edition Language: English

An excerpt from the book-REAL RICHES.’T is little I could care for pearls Who own the ample sea;Or brooches, when the Emperor With rubies pelteth me;Or gold, who am the Prince of Mines; Or diamonds, when I seeA diadem to fit a dome Continual crowning me.II.SUPERIORITY TO FATE.Superiority to fate Is difficult to learn.’T is not conferred by any, But possible to earnA pittance at a time, Until, to her surprise,The soul with strict economy Subsists till Paradise.III.HOPE.Hope is a subtle glutton; He feeds upon the fair;And yet, inspected closely, What abstinence is there!His is the halcyon table That never seats but one,And whatsoever is consumed The same amounts remain.IV.FORBIDDEN FRUIT.I.Forbidden fruit a flavor has That lawful orchards mocks;How luscious lies the pea within The pod that Duty locks!