The Day undressed-Herself-
Her Garter-was of Gold-
Her Petticoat-of Purple plain-
Her Dimities-as old

Exactly-as the World-
And yet the newest Star-
Enrolled upon the Hemisphere
Be wrinkled-much as Her-

Too near to God-to pray-
Too near to Heaven-to fear-
The Lady of the Occident
Retired without a care-

Her Candle so expire
The flickering be seen
On Ball of Mast in Bosporus-
And Dome-and Window Pane-