Emily Dickinson Poem

I met a King this afternoon! ๐Ÿ‘‘

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I met a King this afternoon!
He had not on a Crown indeed,
A little Palmleaf Hat was all,
And he was barefoot, Iโ€™m afraid!

But sure I am he Ermine wore
Beneath his faded Jacketโ€™s blueโ€”
And sure I am, the crest he bore
Within that Jacketโ€™s pocket too!

For โ€™twas too stately for an Earlโ€”
A Marquis would not go so grand!
โ€˜Twas possibly a Czar petiteโ€”
A Pope, or something of that kind!

If I must tell you, of a Horse
My freckled Monarch held the reinโ€”
Doubtless an estimable Beast,
But not at all disposed to run!

And such a wagon! While I live
Dare I presume to see
Another such a vehicle
As then transported me!

Two other ragged Princes
His royal state partook!
Doubtless the first excursion
These sovereigns ever took!

I question if the Royal Coach
Round which the Footmen wait
Has the significance, on high,
Of this Barefoot Estate!

I never felt at Homeโ€”Below
I meant to have but modest needs ๐ŸŽˆ


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