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He put the Belt around my life

He put the Belt around my life

He put the Belt around my life
I heard the Buckle snap
And turned away, imperial,
My Lifetime folding up
Deliberate, as a Duke would do
A Kingdom’s Title Deed
Henceforth, a Dedicated sort
A Member of the Cloud.

Yet not too far to come at call
And do the little Toils
That make the Circuit of the Rest
And deal occasional smiles
To lives that stoop to notice mine
And kindly ask it in
Whose invitation, know you not
For Whom I must decline?



Poem He put the Belt around my life - Emily Dickinson