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The Bone that has no Marrow

Emily Dickinson

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The Bone that has no Marrow,
What Ultimate for that?
It is not fit for Table
For Beggar or for Cat.

A Bone has obligations—
A Being has the same—
A Marrowless Assembly
Is culpabler than shame.

But how shall finished Creatures
A function fresh obtain?
Old Nicodemus' Phantom
Confronting us again!

Edited by Peter Carter

Added: 2 Apr 2003 | Last Read: 20 Apr 2018 6:24 PM | Viewed: 6930 times

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