VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.

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
The distant strains of triumph
Burst agonized and clear!

One wise moment in J. D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye comes with the suggestion (made by Holden Caulfied's older brother) that Emily Dickinson was a great poet, even though she did not fight in a war.