A Mien To Move A Queen Poem by Emily Dickinson

A Mien To Move A Queen

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A Mien to move a Queen—
Half Child—Half Heroine—
An Orleans in the Eye
That puts its manner by
For humbler Company
When none are near
Even a Tear—
Its frequent Visitor—

A Bonnet like a Duke—
And yet a Wren's Peruke
Were not so shy
Of Goer by—
And Hands—so slight—
They would elate a Sprite
With Merriment—

A Voice that Alters—Low
And on the Ear can go
Like Let of Snow—
Or shift supreme—
As tone of Realm
On Subjects Diadem—

Too small—to fear—
Too distant—to endear—
And so Men Compromise
And just—revere—

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
* Sunprincess * 29 April 2014

........a wonderful tribute to a queen...enjoyed..

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Angelina Holmes 05 May 2014

always beautiful poetry..... very nice

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Mahtab Bangalee 26 July 2018

Excellence of beautiful writings- Too small—to fear— Too distant—to endear— And so Men Compromise And just—revere— // Yes there is no small and distant in love and dear all compromises are executed in revere

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Bernard F. Asuncion 26 July 2018

Such a great write by Emily Dickinson??????

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Kumarmani Mahakul 26 July 2018

Beautiful inscription made by Emily Dickinson. Lovely poem.

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OfeliaWJefferson 21 April 2020

Like Dr. Tony, we studied ED in my literature class too. She is a fine poetess, but she lived mostly introverted and reclusive. Perhaps typical for her time. Though I like many of her poems, they are almost all thought provoking poems, Congratulations to her family in the USA being chosen as Classic Poem Of The Day. Hurray! How much must I give to a Classic poem to use for the vote? A myriad 10's of course. God Bless her family................money87

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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 26 July 2018

Nicely penned poem....I like it

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Adrian Flett 26 July 2018

Such a great last stanza from a great poet.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 26 July 2018

A marvelous tribute to a queen. A finest poem to read time and again.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 26 July 2018

Like Dr. Tony, we studied ED in my literature class too. She is a fine poetess, but she lived mostly introverted and reclusive. Perhaps typical for her time. Though I like many of her poems, they are almost all thought provoking poems, Congratulations to her family in the USA being chosen as Classic Poem Of The Day. Hurray! How much must I give to a Classic poem to use for the vote? A myriad 10's of course. God Bless her family.

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