As If I Asked A Common Alms


As if I asked a common Alms,
And in my wondering hand
A Stranger pressed a Kingdom,
And I, bewildered, stand—
As if I asked the Orient
Had it for me a Morn—
And it should lift its purple Dikes,
And shatter me with Dawn!

by Emily Dickinson

Comments (1)

The rhyme is beautiful and the meaning is flawless. Very nice.