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The Day undressed Herself

The Day undressed Herself

The Day undressed Herself
Her Garter was of Gold
Her Petticoat of Purple plain
Her Dimities as old

Exactly as the World
And yet the newest Star
Enrolled upon the Hemisphere
Be wrinkled much as Her

Too near to God to pray
Too near to Heaven to fear
The Lady of the Occident
Retired without a care

Her Candle so expire
The flickering be seen
On Ball of Mast in Bosporus
And Dome and Window Pane



Poem The Day undressed Herself - Emily Dickinson