Emily Dickinson, A poem on greatness ("We never know how high we are, till we are asked to rise")

First published at 18:31 UTC on July 7th, 2022.

This poem was written “about 1871, in pencil on the reverse of Mrs. Kingman's bill for milk.” (Franklin 1998:1038) Pollak (2017:264) suggests that the word “King,” in the last line, is inspired by the name “Kingman.”

Dickinson appears to say t…

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