She staked her Feathers—Gained an Arc

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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Emily Dickinson

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. more…

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