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   Chapter 4 ROUGE GAGNE.

Poems by Emily Dickinson, Three Series, Complete By Emily Dickinson Characters: 624

Updated: 2017-12-01 00:03


'T is so much joy! 'T is so much joy!

If I should fail, what poverty!

And yet, as poor as I

Have ventured all upon a throw;

Have gained! Yes! Hesitated so

This side the victory!

Life is but life, and death but death!

Bliss is but bliss, and breath but breath!

And if, indeed, I fail,

A

t least to know the worst is sweet.

Defeat means nothing but defeat,

No drearier can prevail!

And if I gain, - oh, gun at sea,

Oh, bells that in the steeples be,

At first repeat it slow!

For heaven is a different thing

Conjectured, and waked sudden in,

And might o'erwhelm me so!

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