Emily Dickinson

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

A happy lip—breaks sudden


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A happy lip—breaks sudden—
It doesn't state you how
It contemplated—smiling—
Just consummated—now—
But this one, wears its merriment
So patient—like a pain—
Fresh gilded—to elude the eyes
Unqualified, to scan—

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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