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Emily Dickinson - Wait till the Majesty of Death

Wait till the Majesty of Death
Invests so mean a brow!
Almost a powdered Footman
Might dare to touch it now!

Wait till in Everlasting Robes
That Democrat is dressed,
Then prate about "Preferment" --
And "Station," and the rest!

Around this quiet Courtier
Obsequious Angels wait!
Full royal is his Retinue!
Full purple is his state!

A Lord, might dare to lift the Hat
To such a Modest Clay
Since that My Lord, "the Lord of Lords"
Receives unblushingly!

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 171. Wait till the Majesty of Death
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: May 30 2002

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