Emily Dickinson, 880

 
It Bystean sûnder Hoop -
Is, tink, it tagedienst -
Want it is net basearre op
Offerte - Wurk foar Lean

Ken oantrún fan Profyt -
In Eindoel dat jin poent -
Gjin Tawijing sa grut as dy’t
Net weet hat fan in Oant -

 

The Service without Hope -
Is tenderest, I think -
Because ’tis unsustained
By stint - Rewarded Work -

Has impetus of Gain -
And impetus of Goal -
There is no Diligence like that
That knows not an Until -

 

F880 (J779). Ofbylding: Amherst College Library, Emily Dickinson Collection, fascicle 81.

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