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Emily Dickinson - As if I asked a common Alms

As if I asked a common Alms,
And in my wondering hand
A Stranger pressed a Kingdom,
And I, bewildered, stand --
As if I asked the Orient
Had it for me a Morn --
And it should lift its purple Dikes,
And shatter me with Dawn!

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 323. As if I asked a common Alms
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Mar 28 2012

Comment 2 of 2, added on July 14th, 2010 at 2:33 PM.

A great gift described.

frumpo from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on March 6th, 2009 at 10:14 PM.

I loved the poem,and a feeling of deep appreciation toward the world ran through my heart

fateme from Iran

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