Tuesday, May 3, 2022

SUCCESS IS COUNTED SWEETEST by Emily Dickinson

 

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SUCCESS IS COUNTED SWEETEST 
by Emily Dickinson


Success is counted sweetest

By those who ne'er succeed.

To comprehend a nectar

Requires sorest need.


Not one of all the purple host

Who took the flag to-day

Can tell the definition,

So clear, of victory,


As he, defeated, dying,

On whose forbidden ear

The distant strains of triumph

Break, agonized and clear!

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