SUCCESS IS COUNTED SWEETEST

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SUCCESS IS COUNTED SWEETEST 25 November 2008

For today Ive chosen this poem by Emily Dickinson:

SUCCESS IS COUNTED SWEETEST
By Emily Dickinson
American poet (December 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886)

Success is counted sweetest
By those who neer 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
Break, agonized and clear.

For a short bio about Emily Dickinson, as well as some of her poems, visit:
http://www.all-creatures.org/poetry/dickinson_emily.html 

For a large collection of poems and stories, visit:
http://www.all-creatures.org/poetrydir.html
 


"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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