Smiling back from Coronation

Emily Dickinson

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Smiling back from Coronation
May be Luxury—
On the Heads that started with us—
Being's Peasantry—

Recognizing in Procession
Ones We former knew—
When Ourselves were also dusty—
Centuries ago—

Had the Triumph no Conviction
Of how many be—
Stimulated—by the Contrast—
Unto Misery—

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  • dominiquecloud

    Wow, this poem really got me thinking about the passage of time and how life changes! Makes you consider our humble beginnings and the eventual rise to success. I wonder if the author was trying to convey a deep introspection or making a comment on society in general? Definitely a topic worth discussion! What do you guys think?