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Dickinson’s ‘To Fight Aloud’

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To fight aloud, is very brave —
But gallanter, I know
Who charge within the bosom
The Cavalry of Woe —

Who win, and nations do not see —
Who fall — and none observe —
Whose dying eyes, no Country
Regards with patriot love —

We trust, in plumed procession
For such, the Angels go —
Rank after Rank, with even feet —
And Uniforms of Snow.

Emily Dickinson, To Fight Aloud in Poems. Series One, i, xvi (1886)

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