- Year Published: 1896
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Dickenson, E. (1896). The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two.Boston, MA: Roberts Brothers.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.6
- Word Count: 82
Dickinson, E. (1896). Life, Poem 35: The Goal. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved September 24, 2023, from
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Emily Dickinson, "Life, Poem 35: The Goal," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed September 24, 2023,.
Each life converges to some centre
Expressed or still;
Exists in every human nature
Admitted scarcely to itself, it may be,
For credibility's temerity
Adored with caution, as a brittle heaven,
Were hopeless as the rainbow's raiment
Yet persevered toward, surer for the distance;
Unto the saints' slow diligence
Ungained, it may be, by a life's low venture,
Eternity enables the endeavoring