I lived on Dread

I lived on Dread—
To Those who know
The Stimulus there is
In Danger—Other impetus
Is numb—and Vitalless—

As 'twere a Spur—upon the Soul—
A Fear will urge it where
To go without the Sceptre's aid
Were Challenging Despair.

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Emily Dickinson

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. more…

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"I lived on Dread by Emily Dickinson" Poetry.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 17 Feb. 2019. <https://www.poetry.net/poem/11777>.

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