Author: Emily Dickinson  | Date: 1890


THAT short, potential stir

That each can make but once,

That bustle so illustrious

’T is almost consequence,

Is the eclat of death.

Oh, thou unknown renown

That not a beggar would accept,

Had he the power to spurn!


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Chicago: Emily Dickinson, "XIII.," Poems Original Sources, accessed March 20, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=94RBH6W8LESBTTG.

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Harvard: Dickinson, E, 'XIII.' in Poems. Original Sources, retrieved 20 March 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=94RBH6W8LESBTTG.