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Browse alphabetically through more than 9,000 words in Dickinson’s poetry, as defined in the Emily Dickinson Lexicon, based in part on her dictionary, Webster's 1844 American Dictionary of the English Language.
It is not dying hurts us so -
'Tis living hurts us more.
But dying is a different way,
A kind, behind the door -
The Southern custom of the bird
That soon as frosts are due -
Adopts a better latitude.
We are the birds that stay
The shiverers round farmers' doors.
For whose reluctant crumb -
We stipulate - till pitying snows
Persuade our feathers Home.
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