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Emily Dickinson: The Soul selects her own Society

The Soul selects her own Society —
Then — shuts the Door —
To her divine Majority —
Present no more —

Unmoved — she notes the Chariots — pausing —
At her low Gate —
Unmoved — an Emperor be kneeling
Upon her Mat —

I’ve known her — from an ample nation —
Choose One —
Then — close the Valves of her attention —
Like Stone —


c. 1862

Public Domain

One comment on “Emily Dickinson: The Soul selects her own Society

  1. allisonfine
    October 23, 2020

    The best.

    Liked by 1 person

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