Success is counted sweetest / Emily Dickinson


Success is counted sweetest

Emily Dickinson


Success is counted sweetest

By those who ne'er succeed.

To comprehend a nectar

Requires sorest need.


Not one of all the purple Host

Who took the Flag today

Can tell the definition

So clear of victory,


As he defeated – dying –

On whose forbidden ear

Th distant strains of triumph

Burst agonized and clear!


ההצלחה תמתק מכול / אמילי דיקינסון


הַהַצְלָחָה תִּמְתַּק מִכֹּל

לְאִישׁ שֶׁלֹּא יְדָעָהּ.

לִבְחֹן טַעַם נֶקְטַר יָכוֹל

רַק מִי שֶׁהִתְעָנָה.