None Can Experience Sting

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None can experience sting
Who Bounty—have not known—
The fact of Famine—could not be
Except for Fact of Corn—

Want—is a meagre Art
Acquired by Reverse—
The Poverty that was not Wealth—
Cannot be Indigence.

by Emily Dickinson

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Oh, lovely on the sting of famine and poverty- - 10