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The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

Poems No. 1500-1599
It came his turn to beg --
The begging for the life
Is different from another Alms
'Tis Penury in Chief --
I scanned his narrow realm
I gave him leave to live
Lest Gratitude revive the snake
Though smuggled his reprieve
Its little Ether Hood
Doth sit upon its Head --
The millinery supple
Of the sagacious God --
Till when it slip away
A nothing at a time --
And Dandelion's Drama
Expires in a stem.
I saw the wind within her
I knew it blew for me --
But she must buy my shelter
I asked Humility