by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

The World ‑‑ feels Dusty
Language: English 
The World -- feels Dusty,
When We stop to Die --
We want the Dew -- then --
Honors -- taste dry --

Flags -- vex a Dying face --
But the least Fan
Stirred by a friend's Hand --
Cools -- like the Rain --

Mine be the Ministry
When thy Thirst comes --
And Hybla Balms --
Dews of Thessaly, to fetch --

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This text was added to the website: 2010-09-06
Line count: 12
Word count: 51