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.

Source:

Poems
Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston
 
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