attrib. Emily Dickinson
discovered by Alexander "Sasha" Volokh

"Hope is the incentive, the support, the condiment of honest labor." -- Barrow, Sermons, 1677

There is a condiment called Hope
That flavors every heart --
That lends the soul's dark cabinets
A distant whiff of mirth.

But on my spirit's spice-rack lie
The seasonings of Fear --
Affliction's bleak Oregano --
The Parsley -- of Despair --

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