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Fame is the one that does not stay—

Emily Dickinson


Fame is the one that does not stay—
Its occupant must die
Or out of sight of estimate
Ascend incessantly—
Or be that most insolvent thing
A Lightning in the Germ—
Electrical the embryo
But we demand the Flame

Edited by Peter Carter

Added: 2 Apr 2003 | Last Read: 14 Dec 2018 11:27 PM | Viewed: 8258 times

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