- Year Published: 1896
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Dickenson, E. (1896). The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One.Boston, MA: Roberts Brothers.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.6
- Word Count: 55
Dickinson, E. (1896). Life, Poem 13: Exclusion. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved December 10, 2013, from
Dickinson, Emily. "Life, Poem 13: Exclusion." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <>. December 10, 2013.
Emily Dickinson, "Life, Poem 13: Exclusion," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed December 10, 2013,.
The soul selects her own society,
Then shuts the door;
On her divine majority
Obtrude no more.
Unmoved, she notes the chariot's pausing
At her low gate;
Unmoved, an emperor is kneeling
Upon her mat.
I've known her from an ample nation
Then close the valves of her attention