In rags mysterious as these

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In rags mysterious as these by Emily Dickinson
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In rags mysterious as these
The shining Courtiers go —
Veiling the purple, and the plumes —
Veiling the ermine so.

Smiling, as they request an alms —
At some imposing door!
Smiling when we walk barefoot
Upon their golden floor!


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