Emily Dickinson

we never know how high we are

We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies—
The Heroism we recite
Would be a daily thing,
Did not ourselves the Cubits warp
For fear to be a King—

Non conosciamo mai la nostra altezza
Finché non siamo chiamati ad alzarci.
E se siamo fedeli al nostro compito
Arriva al cielo la nostra statura.

L’eroismo che allora recitiamo
Sarebbe quotidiano, se noi stessi
Non c’incurvassimo di cubiti
Per la paura di essere dei re

Emily Dickinson

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