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View Diary: Books That Changed My Life--What Is Your Favorite Poem About Death? (94 comments)

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  •  For me, it's Emily (3+ / 0-)
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    Radiowalla, P Carey, RiveroftheWest

    Dickinson, that is... probably 50 years ago, when I was in high school, someone gave me a copy of a book of her poems, now long gone. What remains is this little poem.

    I burn the candle at both ends, it cannot last the night
    But, oh my foes and oh, my friends, it gives a lovely light.

    Works for me!

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