Poet Emily Dickinson

American poet (B:1830-12-10 - D:1886-05-15)

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A Tongue'to Tell Him I Am True!


A Tongue'to tell Him I am true!
Its fee'to be of Gold'
Had Nature'in Her monstrous House
A single Ragged Child'

To earn a Mine'would run
That Interdicted Way,
And tell Him'Charge thee speak it plain'
That so far'Truth is True?

And answer What I do'
Beginning with the Day
That Night'begun'
Since Midnight'happened'say'

If once more'Pardon'Boy'
The Magnitude thou may
Enlarge my Message'If too vast
Another Lad'help thee'

Thy Pay'in Diamonds'be'
And His'in solid Gold'
Say Rubies'if He hesitate'
My Message'must be told'

Say'last I said'was This'
That when the Hills'come down'
And hold no higher than the Plain'
My Bond'have just begun'

And when the Heavens'disband'
And Deity conclude'
Then'look for me. Be sure you say'
Least Figure'on the Road'

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