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She staked her Feathers—Gained an Arc

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)

She staked her Feathers—Gained an Arc—
Debated—Rose again—
This time—beyond the estimate
Of Envy, or of Men—

And now, among Circumference—
Her steady Boat be seen—
At home—among the Billows—As
The Bough where she was born—

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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