Quote 5: Emily Dickinson

“Publication – is the Auction” by Emily Dickinson

Publication – is the Auction
Of the Mind of Man –
Poverty – be justifying
For so foul a thing

 

Possibly – but We – would rather
From Our Garret go
White – unto the White Creator –
Than invest – Our Snow –

 

Thought belong to Him who gave it –
Then – to Him Who bear
It’s Corporeal illustration – sell
The Royal Air –

 

In the Parcel – Be the Merchant
Of the Heavenly Grace –
But reduce no Human Spirit
To Disgrace of Price –
Note: So cynical. No one is forcing them to publish their thoughts.

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