Success Is Counted Sweetest By 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
The distant strains of triumph
Burst agonized and clear!

Comprehend : understand
Nectar : sweet liquid
Sorest : serious
Host : army