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Emily Dickinson

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

She rose to His Requirement


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She rose to His Requirement—dropt
The Playthings of Her Life
To take the honorable Work
Of Woman, and of Wife—

If ought She missed in Her new Day,
Of Amplitude, or Awe—
Or first Prospective—Or the Gold
In using, wear away,

It lay unmentioned—as the Sea
Develop Pearl, and Weed,
But only to Himself—be known
The Fathoms they abide—

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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