I died for beauty, but was scarce - Emily Dickinson

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I Died for Beauty, But Was Scarce
Emily Dickinson

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I died for beauty, but was scarce
Adjusted in the tomb,

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When one who died for truth was lain
In an adjoining room.

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He questioned softly why I failed?
“For beauty,” I replied.

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“And I for truth,—the two are one;
We brethren are,” he said.

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And so, as kinsmen met a night,
We talked between the rooms,

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Until the moss had reached our lips,
And covered up our names.
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