Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

Smiling Back From Coronation - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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Smiling back from Coronation
May be Luxury—
On the Heads that started with us—
Being's Peasantry—

Recognizing in Procession
Ones We former knew—
When Ourselves were also dusty—
Centuries ago—

Had the Triumph no Conviction
Of how many be—
Stimulated—by the Contrast—
Unto Misery—


Comments about Smiling Back From Coronation by Emily Dickinson

  • Susan Williams (2/1/2016 3:31:00 PM)


    She could condense a thousand pages into two small lines! ! ! !
    - - - Ones We former knew—
    When Ourselves were also dusty—
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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