Emily Elizabeth Dickinson


Success is counted sweetest
By those who ne'er succeed.
To comprehend ā nectār
Reqires sorest need.

Not one of āll the purple Host
Who took the Flāg todāy
Cān tell the definition
So cleār of Victory

Ās He defeāted - dying -
On whose forbidden eār
The distānt strāins of triumph
Burst āgonised ānd cleār! 

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