Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886


Belshazzar had a letter...

by Emily Dickinson

Belshazzar had a letter, --
He never had but one;
Belshazzar's correspondent
Concluded and begun
In that immortal copy
The conscience of us all
Can read without its glasses
On revelation's wall.


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston