Emily Dickinson

The Day That I Was Crowned

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The Day that I was crowned Was like the other Days Until the Coronation came And then ’twas Otherwise As Carbon in the Coal And Carbon in the Gem Are One and yet the former Were dull for Diadem I rose, and all was plain But when the Day declined Myself and It, in Majesty Were equally adorned The Grace that I was chose To Me surpassed the Crown That was the Witness for the Grace ‘Twas even that ’twas Mine

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