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    Emily Dickinson - The Goal

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    Emily Dickinson - The Goal - Read by Meryl Streep

    The Goal
    by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

    Each life converges to some centre —
    Expressed — or still —
    Exists in every human nature
    A goal —

    Admitted scarcely to itself — it may be —
    Too fair
    For credibility's temerity
    To dare —

    Adored with caution — as a brittle heaven —
    To reach
    Were hopeless as the rainbow's raiment
    To touch —

    Yet persevered toward — surer — for the distance —
    How high —
    Unto the saints' slow diligence —
    The sky —

    Ungained — it may be — by a life's low venture —
    But then —
    Eternity enables the endeavoring
    Again.