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Emily Dickinson - A Mien to move a Queen

A Mien to move a Queen --
Half Child -- Half Heroine --
An Orleans in the Eye
That puts its manner by
For humbler Company
When none are near
Even a Tear --
Its frequent Visitor --

A Bonnet like a Duke --
And yet a Wren's Peruke
Were not so shy
Of Goer by --
And Hands -- so slight --
They would elate a Sprite
With Merriment --

A Voice that Alters -- Low
And on the Ear can go
Like Let of Snow --
Or shift supreme --
As tone of Realm
On Subjects Diadem --

Too small -- to fear --
Too distant -- to endear --
And so Men Compromise
And just -- revere --

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 283. A Mien to move a Queen
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Feb 18 2018

Comment 1 of 1, added on July 3rd, 2010 at 12:46 PM.

People respect (not fear or love) this amazing woman who is both majestic and humble.

frumpo from United States

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