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Emily Dickinson - I have a King, who does not speak

I have a King, who does not speak --
So -- wondering -- thro' the hours meek
I trudge the day away --
Half glad when it is night, and sleep,
If, haply, thro' a dream, to peep
In parlors, shut by day.

And if I do -- when morning comes --
It is as if a hundred drums
Did round my pillow roll,
And shouts fill all my Childish sky,
And Bells keep saying "Victory"
From steeples in my soul!

And if I don't -- the little Bird
Within the Orchard, is not heard,
And I omit to pray
"Father, thy will be done" today
For my will goes the other way,
And it were perjury!

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 103. I have a King, who does not speak
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

Comment 2 of 2, added on June 15th, 2010 at 6:34 PM.

God does not speak openly. Sometimes I get a glimpse, and it makes my day; other days, God is silent, and my day is shot.

frumpo from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on February 18th, 2006 at 8:06 AM.

I will always remember and respect Emily.Amazing pesron and talented poet

omar from Jordan

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