Talk with prudence to a Beggar
Of "Potose," and the mines!
Reverently, to the Hungry
Of your viands, and your wines!
Cautious, hint to any Captive
You have passed enfranchised feet!
Anecdotes of air in Dungeons
Have sometimes proved deadly sweet!
More verses by Emily Dickinson
- One Need Not Be A Chamber To Be Haunted,
- Unto My Books—so Good To Turn
- That Distance Was Between Us
- Escaping Backward To Perceive
- Taking Up The Fair Ideal