Emily Dickinson

A Tongue to Tell Him I Am True!

poem 400

A Tongue to tell Him I am true! Its fee to be of Gold Had Nature in Her monstrous House A single Ragged Child To earn a Mine would run That Interdicted Way, And tell Him Charge thee speak it plain That so far Truth is True? And answer What I do Beginning with the Day That Night begun Nay Midnight ’twas Since Midnight happened say If once more Pardon Boy The Magnitude thou may Enlarge my Message If too vast Another Lad help thee Thy Pay in Diamonds be And His in solid Gold Say Rubies if He hesitate My Message must be told Say last I said was This That when the Hills come down And hold no higher than the Plain My Bond have just begun And when the Heavens disband And Deity conclude Then look for me. Be sure you say Least Figure on the Road

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