Sunday, April 03, 2011

Success is Counted Sweetest - a Poem by Emily Dickinson

SUCCESS IS COUNTED SWEETEST
By Emily Dickinson

Success is counted sweetest
By those who ne'er succeed.
To comprehend a nectar
Requires sorest need.

Not one of all the purple Host
Who took the Flag today
Can tell the definition
So clear of victory

As he defeated – dying –
On whose forbidden ear
The distant strains of triumph
Burst agonized and clear!



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