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I should have been too glad, I see

I should have been too glad, I see
Too lifted for the scant degree
Of Life’s penurious Round
My little Circuit would have shamed
This new Circumference have blamed
The homelier time behind.

I should have been too saved I see
Too rescued Fear too dim to me
That I could spell the Prayer
I knew so perfect yesterday
That Scalding One Sabachthani
Recited fluent here

Earth would have been too much I see
And Heaven not enough for me
I should have had the Joy
Without the Fear to justify
The Palm without the Calvary
So Savior Crucify
Defeat whets Victory they say
The Reefs in old Gethsemane
Endear the Coast beyond!
‘Tis Beggars Banquets can define
‘Tis Parching vitalizes Wine
“Faith” bleats to understand!

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Poem I should have been too glad, I see - Emily Dickinson