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I am a King

Language: English

I am a King,
  Or an Emperor rather,
I wear crown-imperial
  And prince's-feather;
Golden-rod is the sceptre
  I wield and wag,
And a broad purple flag-flower
  Waves for my flag.

Elder the pithy
  With old-man and sage,
These are my councillors
  Green in old age;
Lord-and-ladies in silence
  Stand round me and wait,
While gay ragged-robin
  Makes bows at my gate.


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Text added to the website: 2006-01-19.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:17
Line count: 16
Word count: 61

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