Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H 377a
Who never lost, is 
A Coronet  to find.
Who never thirsted,
Flagons, and Cooling Tamarind.
Who never climbed the 
weary league -
Can such a foot Explore
The purple Territories
On Pizarro's shore?
How many legions overcome -
The Emperor will say?
How many Colors taken
              over -

H 377b

On Revolution Day?
How many Bullets bearest?
Hast thou the Royal Scar!
Angels! Mark "Promoted"
On this soldier's brow!
			Emily -


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