Smiling back from Coronation
May be Luxury —
On the Heads that started with us —
Being’s Peasantry —

Recognizing in Procession
Ones We former knew —
When Ourselves were also dusty —
Centuries ago —

Had the Triumph no Conviction
Of how many be —
Stimulated — by the Contrast —
Unto Misery —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Smiling back from Coronation

1 Comment

  1. frumpo says:

    I do not mind being above others if it does not make them miserable.

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