Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, COLLOQUY, by EMILY DICKINSON



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First Line: I died for beauty, but was scarce
Last Line: And covered up our names.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Truth; Dead, The


I died for beauty, but was scarce
Adjusted in the tomb,
When one who died for truth was lain
In an adjoining room.
.
He questioned softly why I failed?
"For beauty," I replied.
"And I for truth, -- the two are one;
We brethren are," he said.
.
And so, as kinsmen met a night,
We talked between the rooms,
Until the moss had reached our lips,
And covered up our names.




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