April 20, 2008

Emily Dickinson — #303

Posted in Poetry at 8:32 pm by The Lizard Queen

The Soul selects her own Society–
Then—shuts the Door—
To her divine Majority—
Present no more—

Unmoved—she notes the Chariots—pausing—
At her low Gate—
Unmoved—an Emperor be kneeling
Upon her Mat—

I’ve known her—from an ample nation—
Choose One—
Then—close the Valves of her attention—
Like Stone—

—Emily Dickinson, 1890
(written c. 1862)

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