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God Gave A Loaf To Every Bird by Emily Dickinson

God gave a Loaf to every Bird —
But just a Crumb — to Me —
I dare not eat it — tho’ I starve —
My poignant luxury —

To own it — touch it —
Prove the feat — that made the Pellet mine —
Too happy — for my Sparrow’s chance —
For Ampler Coveting —

It might be Famine — all around —
I could not miss an Ear —
Such Plenty smiles upon my Board —
My Garner shows so fair —

I wonder how the Rich — may feel —
An Indiaman — An Earl —
I deem that I — with but a Crumb —
Am Sovereign of them all —



Alphabe Thursdays



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  1. Lovely choice...was wondering if Emily Dickinson would make your blog. http://lauriekazmierczak.com/gathered-flotsam/

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  2. I love this piece. Emily Dickenson has always been one of my favorites. An excellent "G"!!

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  3. Interesting poem title

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  4. Great goodness in every word!

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  5. cute little poem. Thanks for the read! {:-D

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  6. We analyzed a few of Emily Dickinson's poems in high school and she remains one of my favorites.

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  7. Great post. Enjoy your vacation.

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  8. Great! Gorgeous! Good!

    All superlatives!

    I read this poem many, many years ago and how appropriate it feels today!

    Thank you for sharing this!

    A+

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