'Success is counted sweetest'

by Emily Dickinson


Success is counted sweetest
By those who ne’er succeed.
To comprehend a nectar
Requires sorest need.
Not one of all the purple Host
Who took the Flag today
Can tell the definition
So clear of Victory
As he defeated – dying –
On whose forbidden ear
The distant strains of triumph
Burst agonized and clear !
Emily Dickinson | Classic Poems

Because I could not stop for Death ] I heard a Fly buzz-when I died ] I cannot live with You ] I died for Beauty- but was scarce ] It was not Death, for I stood up ] My life closed twice before its close ] [ Success is counted sweetest ]






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