Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886


Rouge Et Noir

by Emily Dickinson

Soul, wilt thou toss again?
By just such a hazard
Hundreds have lost, indeed,
But tens have won an all.

Angels' breathless ballot
Lingers to record thee;
Imps in eager caucus
Raffle for my soul.


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston