Emily Dickinson

10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts

Endow The Living—with The Tears -

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Endow the Living—with the Tears—
You squander on the Dead,
And They were Men and Women—now,
Around Your Fireside—

Instead of Passive Creatures,
Denied the Cherishing
Till They—the Cherishing deny—
With Death's Ethereal Scron—
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