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Poetry #163
(published January 22, 2004)
The Moon
by Emily Dickinson

The moon was but a chin of gold
     A night or two ago,
And now she turns her perfect face
     Upon the world below.

Her forehead is of amplest blond;
     Her cheek like beryl stone;
Her eye unto the sumtner dew
     The likest I have known.

Her lips of amber never part;
     But what must be the smile
Upon her friend she could bestow
     Were such her silver will!

And what a privilege to be
     But the remotest star!
For certainly her way might pass
     Beside your twinkling door.

Her bonnet is the firmament,
     The universe her shoe,
The stars the trinkets at her belt,
     Her dimities of blue.

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