A toad can die of light!

A toad can die of light!
  Death is the common right
  Of toads and men,--
  Of earl and midge
  The privilege.
  Why swagger then?
  The gnat's supremacy
  Is large as thine.

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Emily Dickinson

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. more…

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