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Proud of my broken heart, since thou didst break it

Emily Dickinson


Proud of my broken heart, since thou didst break it,
Proud of the pain I did not feel till thee,

Proud of my night, since thou with moons dost slake it,
Not to partake thy passion, my humility.

Thou can'st not boast, like Jesus, drunken without companion
Was the strong cup of anguish brewed for the Nazarene

Thou can'st not pierce tradition with the peerless puncture,
See! I usurped thy crucifix to honor mine!

Edited by Peter Carter

Added: 2 Apr 2003 | Last Read: 17 Mar 2018 10:33 AM | Viewed: 8207 times

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