A Man may make a Remark (952)
A Man may make a Remark - In itself - a quiet thing That may furnish the Fuse unto a Spark In dormant nature - lain - Let us divide - with skill - Let us discourse - with care - Powder exists in Charcoal - Before it exists in Fire -
This poem is in the public domain.
Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts. While she was extremely prolific as a poet and regularly enclosed poems in letters to friends, she was not publicly recognized during her lifetime. She died in Amherst in 1886, and the first volume of her work was published posthumously in 1890.
Date Published: 1890-01-01
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