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Emily Dickinson - Of Bronze -- and Blaze

Of Bronze -- and Blaze --
The North -- Tonight --
So adequate -- it forms --
So preconcerted with itself --
So distant -- to alarms --
And Unconcern so sovereign
To Universe, or me --
Infects my simple spirit
With Taints of Majesty --
Till I take vaster attitudes --
And strut upon my stem --
Disdaining Men, and Oxygen,
For Arrogance of them --

My Splendors, are Menagerie --
But their Completeless Show
Will entertain the Centuries
When I, am long ago,
An Island in dishonored Grass --
Whom none but Beetles -- know.

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Of Bronze -- and Blaze - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 290. Of Bronze -- and Blaze
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Jan 1 2016

Comment 1 of 1, added on July 5th, 2010 at 1:55 PM.

The eternal, self-sufficient, majestic sky, seen at night, fills me with a vastness that helps me to scorn the arrogance of people.

frumpo from United States

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