Emily Dickinson

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

A Happy Lip&Mdash;Breaks Sudden - Poem by Emily Dickinson


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—

Comments about A Happy Lip&Mdash;Breaks Sudden by Emily Dickinson

  • Kevin Patrick (4/14/2016 12:56:00 PM)

    A smile can free you from pain, and give us bliss to heal the blue. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Angelina Holmes (5/4/2014 9:07:00 AM)

    Smiles are sunshine to the soul :) (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (4/29/2014 10:01:00 PM)

    ........a smile can always make you feel better... (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani Brian Jani (4/29/2014 1:03:00 AM)

    Good one, I like it please check and review my poems (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (3/30/2014 7:35:00 PM)

    .......sometimes a smile you cannot contain...enjoyed.. (Report) Reply

Read all 5 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: happy, pain, smile

Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

[Report Error]