(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

I Died For Beauty

I died for beauty, but was scarce
Adjusted in the tomb,
When one who died for truth was lain
In an adjoining room.

He questioned softly why I failed?
"For beauty," I replied.
"And I for truth - the two are one;
We brethren are," he said.

And so, as kinsmen met a-night,
We talked between the rooms,
Until the moss had reached our lips,
And covered up our names.

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Perfect and wonderful words by dear Emily.
Like poet I also can die for beauty
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so nice and good poem i read it and good poet too
Nice poem and good poet.......
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