January 9, 2012

[no title] by Emily Dickinson

Place: Amherst MA, USA
Link: Find a Grave
Photo: shows corner of West Cem. where Dickinson is buried. The voice in the poem is that of a child.

I took my Power in my Hand -
And went against the World
'Twas not so much as David - had -
But I - was twice as bold -

I aimed my Pebble - but Myself
Was all the one that fell -
Was it Goliah - was too large -
Or was myself - too small?

(Poem # 660, Franklin edition)