The hallowing of Pain

by Emily Dickinson


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The hallowing of Pain
Like hallowing of Heaven,
Obtains at corporeal cost --
The Summit is not given

To Him who strives severe
At middle of the Hill --
But He who has achieved the Top --
All -- is the price of All --

-- from The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, Edited by Thomas H. Johnson

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