by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Papa above!
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
Papa above! 
Regard a Mouse
O'erpowered by the Cat;
Reserve within thy Kingdom
A "mansion" for the Rat! 

Snug in seraphic cupboards
To nibble all the day,
While unsuspecting cycles
Wheel pompously away.

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  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 9
Word count: 33