Treasure Island

Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

A Charm invests a face


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A Charm invests a face
Imperfectly beheld—
The Lady date 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—

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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  • * Sunprincess * (3/29/2014 8:46:00 PM)

    ........this poem gives me the imagery of the bridal veil....and the bride not lifting it until time for the kiss.. (Report) Reply

  • Billy Christover (5/22/2010 10:47:00 AM)

    hmm...i guess..
    when she wrote this poem, she looked in the mirror, and admired her own face.
    but she's afraid to get old and lose her charm.
    haha... (Report) Reply

  • Adam Sobh (4/10/2009 11:53:00 AM)

    I'm doing a project on Emily Dickinson for my 11th grade American Literature class, and i need to find a poem by Miss Emily Dickinson and then analyze it, i chose this poem, but i don't really understand it, so if anybody could please explain it to me and help me to better understand it, i would be extremely grateful. (Report) Reply

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