Emily Dickinson

A Mien To Move A Queen

poem 283

A Mien to move a Queen Half Child Half Heroine An Orleans in the Eye That puts its manner by For humbler Company When none are near Even a Tear Its frequent Visitor A Bonnet like a Duke And yet a Wren’s Peruke Were not so shy Of Goer by And Hands so slight They would elate a Sprite With Merriment A Voice that Alters Low And on the Ear can go Like Let of Snow Or shift supreme As tone of Realm On Subjects Diadem Too small to fear Too distant to endear And so Men Compromise And just revere

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