Friday, 26 December 2008

Understanding Again

"SUCCESS is counted sweetest
By those who ne’er succeed.
To comprehend a nectar
Requires sorest need.

Not one of all the purple host 5
Who took the flag to-day
Can tell the definition,
So clear, of victory,

As he, defeated, dying,
On whose forbidden ear 10
The distant strains of triumph
Break, agonized and clear."

Emily Dickinson 1830 - 1886

We only fully appreciate what we want but don't have.

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