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I rose because He sank

I rose because He sank

I rose because He sank
I thought it would be opposite
But when his power dropped
My Soul grew straight.

I cheered my fainting Prince
I sang firm even Chants
I helped his Film with Hymn

And when the Dews drew off
That held his Forehead stiff
I met him
Balm to Balm

I told him Best must pass
Through this low Arch of Flesh
No Casque so brave
It spurn the Grave

I told him Worlds I knew
Where Emperors grew
Who recollected us
If we were true

And so with Thews of Hymn
And Sinew from within
And ways I knew not that I knew till then
I lifted Him



Poem I rose because He sank - Emily Dickinson