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Emily Dickinson - The Day that I was crowned

The Day that I was crowned
Was like the other Days --
Until the Coronation came --
And then -- 'twas Otherwise --

As Carbon in the Coal
And Carbon in the Gem
Are One -- and yet the former
Were dull for Diadem --

I rose, and all was plain --
But when the Day declined
Myself and It, in Majesty
Were equally -- adorned --

The Grace that I -- was chose --
To Me -- surpassed the Crown
That was the Witness for the Grace --
'Twas even that 'twas Mine --

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 356. The Day that I was crowned
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Mar 8 2010

Comment 1 of 1, added on May 30th, 2011 at 9:03 AM.

It is not the prize but the achievement.(?)

frumpo from United States

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