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Emily Dickinson - He put the Belt around my life

He put the Belt around my life
I heard the Buckle snap --
And turned away, imperial,
My Lifetime folding up --
Deliberate, as a Duke would do
A Kingdom's Title Deed --
Henceforth, a Dedicated sort --
A Member of the Cloud.

Yet not too far to come at call --
And do the little Toils
That make the Circuit of the Rest --
And deal occasional smiles
To lives that stoop to notice mine --
And kindly ask it in --
Whose invitation, know you not
For Whom I must decline?

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 273. He put the Belt around my life
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Oct 19 2002

Comment 7 of 7, added on August 11th, 2013 at 2:15 AM.
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Comment 6 of 7, added on January 15th, 2013 at 12:25 PM.
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I love this poem just about as much as i like to eat feces :)

Lindsay
Comment 5 of 7, added on January 1st, 2012 at 11:35 PM.

wat type of poem is this?????

martin

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