As if I asked a common Alms

by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson


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!

Last updated June 21, 2015