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A charm invests a face by Emily Dickinson

October 21st, 2016 (06:00 am)
grateful

Current Mood: grateful
Current Song: Echo by VÉRITÉ

A charm invests a face
Imperfectly beheld,-
The lady dare not lift her veil
For fear it be dispelled.

But peers beyond her mesh,
And wishes, and denies,-
Lest interview annul a want
That image satisfies.

- Emily Dickinson

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Posted by: Violet Nesdoly (Violet Nesdoly)
Posted at: October 21st, 2016 11:52 pm (UTC)

Ah, this is new to me! I never saw Dickinson as coy, but here she is, veiled and the perfect picture of temptress (or maybe watching someone else in that role?)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 22nd, 2016 12:36 am (UTC)

The observations of a girl unobserved...

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