Deprived Of Other Banquet

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Deprived of other Banquet,
I entertained Myself—
At first—a scant nutrition—
An insufficient Loaf—

But grown by slender addings
To so esteemed a size
'Tis sumptuous enough for me—
And almost to suffice

A Robin's famine able—
Red Pilgrim, He and I—
A Berry from our table
Reserve—for charity—

by Emily Dickinson

Comments (1)

The way she wrote this suggests a food shortage, but she described it so differently to everyone else going through what she did.