Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, PRECIOUS WORDS, by EMILY DICKINSON

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First Line: He ate and drank the precious words
Last Line: A loosened spirit brings!
Subject(s): Books; Freedom; Reading; Liberty

HE ate and drank the precious words,
His spirit grew robust;
He knew no more that he was poor,
Nor that his frame was dust.
He danced along the dingy days,
And this bequest of wings
Was but a book. What liberty
A loosened spirit brings!

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