Emily Dickinson

The Child’s Faith Is New

poem 637

The Child’s faith is new Whole like His Principle Wide like the Sunrise On fresh Eyes Never had a Doubt Laughs at a Scruple Believes all sham But Paradise Credits the World Deems His Dominion Broadest of Sovereignties And Caesar mean In the Comparison Baseless Emperor Ruler of Nought Yet swaying all Grown bye and bye To hold mistaken His pretty estimates Of Prickly Things He gains the skill Sorrowful as certain Men to anticipate Instead of Kings

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