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The Winters are so short –

The Winters are so short --The Winters are so short –
I’m hardly justified
In sending all the Birds away –
And moving into Pod –

Myself — for scarcely settled –
The Phoebes have begun –
And then — it’s time to strike my Tent –
And open House — again –

It’s mostly, interruptions –
My Summer — is despoiled –
Because there was a Winter — once –
And all the Cattle — starved –

And so there was a Deluge –
And swept the World away –
But Ararat’s a Legend — now –
And no one credits Noah –

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When Diamonds are a Legend,

When Diamonds are a Legend,When Diamonds are a Legend,
And Diadems — a Tale –
I Brooch and Earrings for Myself,
Do sow, and Raise for sale –

And tho’ I’m scarce accounted,
My Art, a Summer Day — had Patrons –
Once — it was a Queen –
And once — a Butterfly –

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The Day that I was crowned

The Day that I was crownedThe Day that I was crowned
Was like the other Days –
Until the Coronation came –
And then — ’twas Otherwise –

As Carbon in the Coal
And Carbon in the Gem
Are One — and yet the former
Were dull for Diadem –

I rose, and all was plain –
But when the Day declined
Myself and It, in Majesty
Were equally — adorned –

The Grace that I — was chose –
To Me — surpassed the Crown
That was the Witness for the Grace –
‘Twas even that ’twas Mine -

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I felt my life with both my hands

I felt my life with both my handsI felt my life with both my hands
To see if it was there –
I held my spirit to the Glass,
To prove it possibler –

I turned my Being round and round
And paused at every pound
To ask the Owner’s name –
For doubt, that I should know the Sound –

I judged my features — jarred my hair –
I pushed my dimples by, and waited –
If they — twinkled back –
Conviction might, of me –

I told myself, “Take Courage, Friend –
That — was a former time –
But we might learn to like the Heaven,
As well as our Old Home!”

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Savior! I’ve no one else to tell –

Savior! I've no one else to tell --Savior! I’ve no one else to tell –
And so I trouble thee.
I am the one forgot thee so –
Dost thou remember me?
Nor, for myself, I came so far –
That were the little load –
I brought thee the imperial Heart
I had not strength to hold –
The Heart I carried in my own –
Till mine too heavy grew –
Yet — strangest — heavier since it went –
Is it too large for you?

Savior! I’ve no one else to tell —

Savior! I've no one else to tell -- Savior! I’ve no one else to tell –
And so I trouble thee.
I am the one forgot thee so –
Dost thou remember me?
Nor, for myself, I came so far –
That were the little load –
I brought thee the imperial Heart
I had not strength to hold –
The Heart I carried in my own –
Till mine too heavy grew –
Yet — strangest — heavier since it went –
Is it too large for you?