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Emily Dickinson - Brother of Ingots -- Ah Peru --

Brother of Ingots -- Ah Peru --
Empty the Hearts that purchased you --

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Sister of Ophir --
Ah, Peru --
Subtle the Sum
That purchase you --

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Brother of Ophir
Bright Adieu,
Honor, the shortest route
To you.

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Brother of Ingots -- Ah Peru -- - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1366. Brother of Ingots -- Ah Peru --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Nov 22 2010

Comment 1 of 1, added on November 14th, 2005 at 11:25 PM.

In the Bible, Ophir is a land from which comes gold and other precious things. King Solomon's treasures came at least in part from Ophir. See 1 Kings 9:28 and 1 Kings 10:11.

The mining of precious metals has long been associated with Peru, as has the exploitation of the land and people by outside mining interests.

Lisa Skogsrud from Canada

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