Emily Dickinson

The Day Undressed Herself

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The Day undressed Herself Her Garter was of Gold Her Petticoat of Purple plain Her Dimities as old Exactly as the World And yet the newest Star Enrolled upon the Hemisphere Be wrinkled much as Her Too near to God to pray Too near to Heaven to fear The Lady of the Occident Retired without a care Her Candle so expire The flickering be seen On Ball of Mast in Bosporus And Dome and Window Pane

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